Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ambitious

I wish that the post title was the actual title of a book I read, but alas, it is not. It is my state of being in the book department after my latest trip to the library. I had requested a bunch of books, but had no idea I was going to be carting out weeks worth of reading. Check it out. You don't want to know how many tries it took to get this picture with my four-year-old standing on a chair, holding the measuring tape and yelling, "Cheese!" I wanted to show that I had almost 12 inches of literature here. Two of them are books on CD, which take even longer to listen to than to just read the books, but they are read by Tim Curry. His audiobook recordings are exceptionally awesome, if you ever get a chance to try them out.

Being realistic, I'm probably not going to read the huge non-fiction book. If it had been a 200 page book, I would have given it a shot. That monster is not even going to make the cut. The home decorating book will be leafed through and returned. I might grow bored with one or two of the fiction books and in all, I'll have only read 3 or 4 inches. It's almost like I have to get 12 inches of books from the library to get 3 inches worth reading. Or maybe I could check the page count of each book and weigh that against the level of interest I have for the book. Meh, that's too much work. I'll just get buff and muscled from hauling heavy books around.

8 comments:

  1. Question: What is your trick for listening to audio books with kids around? Usually when I get an audio book it's for a road trip so the kids just watch their DVD while J and I listen to the book. But the library only had the audio version of Fires of Heaven (WOT 5) available. It's like 36 HOURS of book (it definitely wouldn't take me that long to read it)! I'm trying to figure out when I would have 36 hours to listen to it without children around.

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  2. I LOVE big stacks of books. I'm working my way down two of them right now. I'm going to go home and measure them, just for fun.

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  3. I've been limiting myself at the library because I just have not been on the ball lately with getting all my inches read! I'm in the middle of a wonderful book right now, but I haven't managed to dedicate myself to finishing it. I've been rather preoccupied reading scriptures and conference talks. So I guess that's good, right?

    I started Iodine and could not get into it. So I will try again in a few months.

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  4. Hmm....I wonder how tall my stack is. My problem is, I feel guilty if I return a book unread. Must be a carry over from my school days. So I will read all my inches, no matter how long it takes and how many times I have to renew them. So instead of taking a chance on things like you do, I am very discriminating in what I check out in the first place. Which is kind of sad because it doesn't leave a lot of room for new discoveries!

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  5. Libby, I cheat and rip the CDs in mp3s and then put them on my iPod to listen to at my discretion and with earphones. THen I can listen to anything I want. Ha ha! Oh, and I delete the mp3s as soon as I finish the book, I promise.

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  6. Okay Jenny. I finished my book last night. I was actually going to call you about it, but who knows when I would get around to it! Anyway, it's called Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy.

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  7. It's on my list, Jen, thanks!

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  8. That's quite a stack. I don't even have one book on a stack right now. Sad, right? I'm taking a break and listening to Harry Potter on the ipod. I actually have a book called "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell that I've started, but it's nonfiction, and I'm going to save it until my brain has reformed and I can really enjoy it.

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