I am overwhelmed with books right now! I’m not stranger to reading several books at once–I’m usually reading about 5 at any given time–but at the moment I’m reading ten and it’s starting to feel a little oppressive. But I don’t feel like I can or want to necessarily give any of them up. These books include gifts I got for my birthday, the book club book, a book a friend lent me, books I started years ago and am still soldiering through (not unhappily), books I’m reading for personal goals (that I’m really enjoying), and many others. I’m starting to feel just as guilty when I’m reading (paying attention to one book and not all the others??) as when I’m not reading… But I think I’d feel worse to let them go even if I promised myself it would be just a temporary parting (because my “temporary” can tend to stretch on for years).
But what’s my point? Hmm… I guess all this has been interesting, making me think about the books I choose to stick with to the end no matter what.