Sunday, September 23, 2007

Almost 200 feet of shelves...

...books piled on the floor and the furniture, and not a damn thing to read.

Have you ever just stood in front of the bookshelf thinking "Nope, I remember the ending to that one too well. Not in the mood for this one. Not feeling like SF/fantasy/historical/whatever today. Read it last month. Too heavy; don't want to prop up a big ol' hardback on the porch..." It's the dead-tree equivalent of 57 channels and nothin' on.

*le sigh*

I reckon I'll finish re-re-reading Warlords; it's been sitting around a couple of days with a bookmark a quarter of the way in.

16 comments:

Desertrat said...

Hey, I thought that was a way of life!

Art

Joseph said...

Yeah, and now we have a lot more channels and half the time still nothin' on

Don Meaker said...

I got a nice book about the golden section. That I know how it ends doesn't diminish its attraction.

Lucky me!

Jerry said...

Good time to hit the range.

Christina said...

Happens all the time.

I usually have four or five books at a time with bookmarks in them.

Matt G said...

Time to write your newest Sunday Smith.

It is a trap you have built for yourself. The more you struggle, the more deeply-embedded you will find yourself.

Brian J. said...

Yeah, I almost dread the 20 minutes of indecisiveness that strikes me when I don't know what I'm going to get into next.

To help out with that, I've been reading longer bits of classical literature that take longer to read.

It doesn't curb the restlessness, but it does diminish the frequency

phlegmfatale said...

Lordy, your load is heavy.

Anonymous said...

Iain Banks : Use of Weapons
The Player of Games

Mark said...

HAH! I got one over on YOU then. I went to the Library yesterday and checked out robert Jordan Last book. Knife of Dream. AS soo as I finish re-reading Harrison's Deathworld Trilogy for the 20th or 30th time I'll dig into it. :)

BryanP said...

Yeah, been there many times. Lately I've been re-reading a few old favorites because I can't seem to get excited about any of the unread books I have waiting in the wings.

mdmnm said...

http://www.homeonthestrange.com/view.php?ID=82

What's your take on Pratchett? Did "Guards, Guards" grab you?

LabRat said...

The latest Pratchett just came out and at roughly the same time Jeffrey Steingarten's latest arrived.

I am a happy and fulfilled woman.

Thomas Smith said...

Try "Koba the Dread, Laughter and the 20 million" By Martin Amis. Lovely reading o the joys of Stalins Soviet Union.

Anonymous said...

You might try browsing the free online library at http://www.baen.com


--- Brolin_1911a1

deadcenter said...

Steven Brust is often good for ails me.

For a classical giggle by another renaissance fellow; The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini is a hoot. It reads like mix of Monty Python and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (sp?).

dc