I’ve written before on the subject of reading; how much I love it, how addicted I am to books and magazines. I’ve neglected to mention how often I am reading more than one thing at once. Many more. I have a lot of interests, so I often find myself starting a novel, then veering off into non-fiction while I’m still reading the novel, and then adding a magazine or two while still reading the novel and the non-fiction, and before I know it I have a pile like the one pictured above. You can ask my husband – teetering piles of reading material are on my beside table, on the table by the sofa, and on the table by my favorite chair.
You can see that I just bought the new Tess Gerritsen which I am making myself stay away from until I finish the novel Wild Designs by Katie Fford. I am immersed in The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket (a beautifully photographed and written book by a fellow blogger). I just found the first Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine – I love her designs and got to meet her years ago in London. My younger sister sent me on a mission to find her shop – she had a shop in those days – however, I didn’t knit at that time or I would have taken photos, got her autograph, generally gone crazy. I love Somerset Life – it’s eye candy; and I always read Country Living and a host of other shelter magazines. There’s a book called Lace and Eyelets, full of beautiful knitting stitches. My sister showed this book to me when I was visiting her in Florida and urged me to get a copy. And lastly, I’m very interested in communicating with my dogs, and believe we can communicate with them on a much deeper level, so I’m reading Ask Your Animal by Marta Williams.
To be honest, there are even more than these. And then there are the books I have started but not finished yet. They are in what I call a holding pattern. It is a sickness, isn’t it?
Have a great weekend.