Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pictures and Libraries

I don't read as much as I wish I did. My spousal unit, who speaks English as a second language, has read more books in the almost three years we have been married than I have read in my entire life. I'm scared to think how far ahead of me she is when I count the Deutsch books she may have read.

So I was reading one of the two blogs I peruse regularly (they should be proud since I am an admittedly lazy reader) and I came across the idea of an anti-library. If my comprehension is correct these are books you own, but for one reason or another have never read.

I don't think I have any. My wife takes me on her weekly shopping expeditions to Half Price Books where she buys her 10 romance books for the week and I idly walk around looking at all the books I'd like to read when I have time.

I mean, I've got books I haven't read, but they are in a short stack underneath my nightstand. I think the majority of them are various Dean Koontz books I bought for a dollar. I started reading his stuff because of the second paragraph of "The Door to December" which I read whilst waiting on my wife at the book store. Hard spikes of cold rain nailed the night to the city. I love stuff like that. I haven't read enough Edgar Allan Poe. I've read "Silence - A Fable" multiple times. You can read it there if you want. My favorite part is one paragraph near the middle:
It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood. And I stood in the morass among the tall and the rain fell upon my head --and the lilies sighed one unto the other in the solemnity of their desolation.

Maybe I have a thing for rain. I'm reading "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown right now. It's quite good and a fast read.

If you've made it this far and are still curious about the picture. I'm hoping Mr. Sepulchre picks it up and finds a caption. I don't really need one, but I think it's a funny picture.

I was not officially invited to participate in the library game, but I don't follow rules. I'm shamelessly in this for self gratification only.


  1. You'll be invited for the next group effort, sir, and if you don't follow all of my big state, big government rules, you'll be investigated.

  2. The picture has been put to use, sir !

  3. Thank you sir on both accounts. I should probably find out where that picture came from. It's a random Google image from a random search.