WARNING... late night ramble...
Every now and then I make a promise to myself. "I will not purchase another book until I have read the ones stacked a mile high on my night stand." Silly silly me. Why I choose to lie to myself is beyond me. Really.
But to justify... sometimes the books I get end up being lame. I hate to admit it but there are crappy writers out there. However, that in itself is encouraging. See, if a crappy writer can get something published and then even get that crappy book sold (confession from a crappy books purchaser) then maybe there's hope for me! :-) I'm not saying I'm a crappy writer. Actually, I think I'm pretty decent (when I'm not rambling late at night). I'd like to think I might get something published one day. But now that I think of it, I honestly have no idea what kind of book I'd write. More accuratly, I have too any ideas what kind of book I'd write. I've got more than a few ideas flitting around in my head.
ANYWAY!!! Back to justifying... if I only bought and then read one book at a time, where would I be right now when I've realized that the book I just put down is crappy? I can't even get through the first chapter. Therefore, in order to prevent downtime, I must purchase books whenever I see an inexpensive opportunity. As a back up plan! :-)
Now, how do I justify all the shoes... ?
I'm trying to get through The Mystery of Edwin Drood because I've come across another novel titled Drood by Dan Simmons that sounds really interesting. " Based on actual biographical events, Drood explores the still-unresolved mysteries of one of our greatest writer's dark final days in a profoundly original tale..." Creepy neat, huh? And it was on sale for $8!!! But I needed to take two steps back and read Dickens' original (his last and unfinished) novel first. I've read many of Dickens' novels (Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, etc) but The Mystery of Edwin Drood hasn't been one of them. Until now. But it's hard to get through because I am terribly distracted being in the middle of rehearsals for a musical that opens in one week. YIKES! I will keep you all updated as I inch my way though it.
UPDATE 7/30/12: I'm one of those rare people that don't own a Kindle or Nook or any kind of electronic book thingie. I say it's because I'm an old romantic and there's something about holding a real book in one's hands. (And I'll keep saying it until I get enough money to justify purchasing an electronic book thingie!) I still use the library. I borrowed The Mystery of Edwin Drood from the library. I had to return it before I'd finished. I know I could download it for free. (Please re-read previous statement.) All of this to say, I haven't finished it yet. But I'll get there. And I'll let you know when I do. Promise.
Read any good books lately?
I read more than just classic novels. This is where I post about recent books I have read. Have you read the same book? Got a different opinion? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it.