I’m not doing all 31 days of #31bookpics and I’m a few days late getting started with it, so I’m taking this opportunity to do a little catching up!
1. Current Reads
and Charned Particles
sound like they could be related, don’t they? But they’re not. The “particles” referenced are quarks
; one of the main characters in Chrissy Kolaya’s debut novel is a physicist. And we are fortunately mostly
past attributing scientific wonders to witchcraft. That said, they do look seasonally appropriate together. My audiobook is also a timely read, as I’m joining the Neverwhere Readalong (#NeverwhereRAL
) this month.
4. Green Books
This collage illustrates that I have both green books and “green” books; since my ebook library was not responsible for killing any trees, I’d say those books qualify as green, wouldn’t you?
“Often I read books people ask me to read. Or I read with a nagging corner of my brain whispering, ‘Will this sell?’ Or I read the surface of a book to get through it just to be able to say ‘been there, read that.’ I worry sometimes that even though I encounter good books regularly, I may have lost some of the pleasure principle.”
And this is a highly subjective question: if you read with an agenda, do you still get any pleasure out of the reading? I’ll be honest–I’m rather conflicted about this sometimes.
I’m not conflicted about my plans for a quiet bookish Sunday, though! What are you up to today?
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