Thursday, March 7, 2013

Don't Judge My Covers by My Books


I used to read just one book at a time. Never, ever read two books for pleasure simultaneously. My brain kinda broke during my divorce and reading anything felt like a trek up a foggy mountain. I have no idea how I got my MFA during those first two post-divorce years. Everything I read, I had to read each sentence, each paragraph over and over again. Nowadays, I read a little of this, a little of that. I sleep with a pile of books and reach for the one I'm in the mood for at night. Reach for another in the morning. Take a couple to my comfy chair in the afternoon if I have time. There's poetry next to the bathroom sink and in the john. Lit magazines in my car. Lit magazines everywhere, actually.

I have no loyalty to prose or poetry. Novels don't own me. Memoir, you know I'll kiss and tell. Paper, screen--I don't care. I just want it. Morning, noon, and night.

5 comments:

Suz said...

ha ha...books....the great escape
movies do it for me too
I have a selection for every mood that I need to feed....
I am so sorry that brute someone put you through so much....you're quite a gal....
....and hey where's my book...for being runner up naming the boat....I know I would love anything you wrote....
and as for the post yesterday..it hit me hard..how tough your mom's life was....
you are her reward

Ms. Moon said...

If there is one tie which binds us all, I think it is that- the love of words. Our constant need for them. Our joy and delight in them. The fact that they have saved us all in one way or another.
Yeah. That's what I think.

Alberta Art Classes said...

Same here these days. Piles and piles of partly read books everywhere. We need something a little different as the day moves along, I guess...

Elizabeth said...

Oh, me too, me too. You've described my own reading arc of late -- the piles, the dipping, the savoring.

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