Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Day 13, catching up
This is the stack of books that sits on my desk waiting to be read. Sometimes it puts on the Bambi eyes, trying to make me pay attention to it. More often, it mocks me, reminding me how long it has been since some of these books were bought impulsively and then never even picked up. Since some of the books are gifts from dear friends, it is often guilt-inducing.
A while ago, I made a deal with myself that I would give away ten books from my shelves and read ten books from my stack before I would let myself buy any new books. (As I look at this stack, I realize that ten doesn't even really make a dent, but I'm in denial about that.) Meanwhile, my amazon wish list has 419 items on it, most of them more books. I've read 7 so far, with 3 to go.
Today, as I was feeling overwhelmed by this, I decided to go at it Dave Ramsey-style, reading from smallest to largest. As I look at the stack, though, I notice that The Prophetic Imagination by Brueggeman is the thinnest book in the stack but it's also one of the densest, with really small print. Maybe I'll watch a movie instead.
Posted by T at 11/01/2011 09:15:00 PM