What the ever-loving heck?! I managed to keep on top of this TBR business for three years running (okay, I did have some harrowing end-of-the-year page counting marathons there, BUT... not until the end!) and then this year... it's all fallen apart.
Since I feel like I keep getting further and further behind, I thought I'd write a little Status post and maybe, just maybe, get back on track?!
Book 1.14: On WritingI actually wrote a preview post for this book and I am done reading it!
But I had soooo much to say about it that my post keeps getting longer and longer, I get bogged down, and then I abandon it. Maybe after I finish this post, I'll finish that one. We'll see.
Status: Completed book. Half completed blog post.
Book 2.14: Detroit City is the Place to BeOh, come ON! I also wrote a preview post for that one and didn't even remember writing it! (Although, re-reading it, I do remember our lengthy discussion on the colloquialism "party store" in the greater Detroit area...)
I enjoyed the first part, but then got bogged down in some heavy-duty history (which I don't really enjoy at the best of times, but given *all* of the Detroit history I have read in the past two years, I just didn't need any more). However, it was starting to pick up and then... I don't know. I got distracted.
Status: Halfway through book.
Book 3.14: Cry, the Beloved Countrysunset-and-acacia tree treatment over there... although the publication date on this book was pre-Lion King. So this issue goes back further than that.)
About a quarter of the way into this book, I texted Stuart and said, "I'm gonna take a stab here... this doesn't suddenly get a lot happier, right?" He replied, "Nope." And... it didn't. I had a lot of thoughts about this book when I read it and I probably should have written my post then. I hope my notes and post-its are enough to refresh me. Cause...
Status: Book is DONE. Need to write blog post.
Book 4.14: Presumed Innocent
Status: Completed book. Need to write blog post. (Sensing a theme here...) (Glad I am writing this post...)
Book 5.14: Digressions on Some Poems By Frank O'Hara: A Memoir
I just started reading it a couple of weeks ago and am LOVING it so far. Which makes me wonder... why the hell haven't I finished it and written about it? Oh, because I fell into a Buffy shaped hole -- my library has the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books and I have just burned through Seasons 8 and 9. If you have access to these, I recommend them -- you can totally hear the characters talking, which is awesome. (Although... Season 8 gets squinchy weird in the end... but I can overlook it because... Scoobies!)
Status: Just started the book.
Book 6.14: ?Yup. It's technically June, so I should have a Book 6 chosen. But look at this list! I'm so far behind! So I'll work on these first five and try to determine what my quickest read on the list would be... maybe On Being Brown: What It Means to Be a Cleveland Browns Fan? Perhaps topical with all of the recent "Johnny Football" talk. Or...something. I dunno.
Status: Need to pick a book!
Overall StatusHere's where I stand... it's June, so I should be halfway through reading and writing about my list by the end of this month. That's six books.
- Completed books awaiting blog posts:3
- Books awaiting completion *and* blog posts: 2
- Books I need to actually choose and get started on: 1
How you doin?