Monday, January 14, 2013
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
So, here we are again, discussing the books I bought this week.
We should NOT be doing that.
Like many of you, I have no need to buy any books.
I have many..hundreds..unread and on hand. And if I want another specific book, there is the local public library, which I am already paying for with my inflated property taxes.
And yet I bought four books this weeks.
I blame the Evil R-Reader again.
And my total lack of self control.
See, long ago, I bought a used copy of Donna Leon's first book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series, Death at La Fenice. I had read great things about this series but never went any further that buying that first book. But this week I picked it up by accident.
I thought it was my copy of The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister, that I meant to be reading. They have very similar colored covers. Well, the seemed close as I was rushing out the door on the way to work.
So I read it.
I liked it a lot, I must admit in no small part because I love Venice and it is set in Venice.
So when I finished it, I went online (darn Evil E-Reader...) and bought the second in the series.
OK, I did not like it nearly as much as the first. A rather cynical, angry book...so I had to buy the third to see if it was a fluke.
And I read it.
And then I bought the fourth just to be sure.
And I read it.
Four Leons this week, bought and read.
And then I bought the fifth so I would have one, still unread, on my Evil E-Reader to take on vacation next week.
Maybe I need just one more to take along.
Or maybe not.
Because, you know, I only have about 30 or 40 books unread on my Evil E-Reader.
And, of course, that still unread copy of The Lost Art of Mixing to start.