Monday, March 28, 2005

I Think I Have a Problem

Well, probably any number of problems. But the one I'm talking about today involves the library.

I can't seem to stay away from the place. Every time I drive by I figure I might as well stop. I do the same thing with grocery stores--if I'm driving by one, I stop because there's sure to be something I need to pick up.

I was at the library last week and picked up An American Tragedy because of it's connection to A Northern Light, which, you may remember, I didn't even like. As I was pulling An American Tragedy off the shelf, my eye fell on a book on the shelf above. It was The Tea Rose Jennifer Donnelly's adult book. I didn't like her YA book, so I decided to bring home her adult book. That makes sense, doesn't it?

I went back to the library today to return some books and I picked up three more even though I still have Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates and 300by Frank Millerand Lynn Varley, which I only got because Frank Miller writes the Sin City graphic novels and the movie is all over the news.

Now, I'm supposed to go on a car trip this weekend, which should mean I can get some reading done--though we are supposed to have some guests with us and some people might think it's rude to read when you have guests. Really, do I have much hope of getting much of this read? An American Tragedy is one big book. And today I picked up Best American Essays 2004 when I haven't finished Best American Short Stories 2004. And I also picked up Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants even though I think I may have read it.

I just can't stop myself.

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