Wednesday, June 29, 2011
What to Take
A pile of books sits next to me. I must decide which ones I should take with me on a journey tomorrow. My husband's solution was to download books to his Kindle and take that. No, thank you. What if one book does not hold my interest, despite the reviews I have read about it? What if I get through one (or two or three) so quickly I have nothing else to read? The latter will most likely not be a problem as there are several independent bookstores and one wonderful used bookshop in the town I will be visiting. Alice Ozma's The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared will be in my carry-on bag. I know I will love Kirby Larson's The Friendship Doll, so that might not be a good choice. Maybe I will stay awake reading tonight (and worrying slightly about traveling). I am one-third done with Diane Ackerman's One Hundred Names for Love and am engrossed in the account of her work with her husband's cognitive functioning after a stroke. I have a few hours to decide the final selections.