Yesterday, I gave myself permission to set aside the book I had been reading for my reading group. I wasn’t enjoying it much at all, and after hearing comments from a few others in the group who were feeling the same way, I decided to put it down.
When I was younger I forced myself to finish all books that I started. Not so any more. I’ve decided that there are just too many good books, and likely not enough time for me to read all that I will want to. My time is precious at this stage of life and I want to spend it the best way I can.
Yesterday, in anticipation of possible power outages due to an incoming winter storm, I download three books to my Sony eReader. They were The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb, A Mercy by Toni Morrison, and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. A December feast!
I have two questions for you today. Do you finish every book you start? What are you reading (or anticipating reading) right now?