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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.