EVER GET BOOK ITCH? 📖😏
not a disgusting rash, I swear
- •Like, I'm in the middle of a perfectly fine bookAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman-- something I've been meaning to read for a long time.
- •I think it's going well. Compelling story, likeable characters.Steeped with the fantastical mythology that Gaiman is known for
- •But my mind starts wandering to what else I could be reading...
- •Like, my Book-o-ganza™ book will probably come in the mail next week from @ChrisKI hope it's not a dud from the pile. Like, I didn't send extra money, a kind note, or tobasco sauce with my self-addressed envelope. My inconsiderate nature could be rewarded with a dud book.
- •And I really want to read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie DillardAn American Childhood is one of my favorite books, which I first read for a college composition course. Is Tinker Creek better, but American Childhood a more accessible read more suitable for a course? Like, is there something even better than my favorite book?!!! I must know!!
- •On top of which, Dillard has a new collection of essays coming out in MarchSo reading Tinker Creek beforehand would be a good thing to do right now
- •And Jhumpa Lahiri has a new book dropping Feb 9It's about her life goal of becoming fluent in Italian. Her experience was written in Italian, so get this--it's translated to English by someone else! Makes total sense right? If her journey was to write something purely in Italian, why would she translate it back to English herself? It would detract from her goal! So excited about this book!
- •American Gods, Imma let u finish, I swear
- •But I may be thinking of other books while I'm reading you
- •Is that considered cheating on another book?I think only if I stop reading the current one to read another one, right?
- •The thing is, even if I move on to another book, I'm pretty sure I'll be thinking about what else I could be reading
- •Maybe it's human reading nature...
- •But I'm glad I don't treat people like I treat my books 🙃