growing up, we didn’t have a tv, so every week we went to the library and brought home a grocery bag or two of library books.
i miss reading books. i still read, but it’s mostly magazines and news sites online, and while i can say i’m pretty well informed about the things that are going on around me, i miss devouring books on a weekly basis like i did when i was a kid. so i’ve started a pile/list. some of the books have been in my pile/list for over a year and some are new adds, and i would guess the pile/list might grow as the year progresses.
i’m not sure how i’m going to do this (what will get cut out of my day?!) but here’s what i want to read in 2012:
1Q84 – haruki murakami
a gate at the stairs – lorrie moore
alice neel: the art of not sitting pretty – phoebe hoban
autobiography of a face – lucy grealy
blue nights – joan didion
confessions of an art addict – peggy guggenheim
crime and punishment – fyodor dostoevsky
dekooning: an american master – mark stevens & annalyn swan
i shock myself: the autobiography of beatrice wood – beatrice wood
just kids – patti smith
the marriage plot – jeffrey eugenides
say her name – francisco goldman
spontaneous happiness – andrew weil
state of wonder – ann patchett
starting from happy – patricia marx
the year of magical thinking – joan didion
eeeks. that’s a lot of reading. i think i’ll start by dedicating 15 minutes before bed. once i get into the habit, i’ll want to go to bed earlier, right?