Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When My Worlds Collide
In the big world, I am a busy woman. I chair two book clubs......... one is professional and the other is just a group of long time friends reading popular books and finding excuses to laugh, drink some wine and get together. I find myself in a huge trap. I haven't read a book all summer. Let me correct that. I have not read a book for either book club since May. I just fake it and lead the discussions more as a moderator than a participant. Why? I am reading DD books downloaded to my Kindle app from Amazon. Many books! How do I share that reading?
I have always been a big reader. I have a list of the books I have read since I was eight years old. The list is quite impressive. I have made presentations at public libraries displaying my list. I share my love of reading. The list really traces my interests over the years: science, murder, social behavior, all best sellers, spirituality, American history with emphasis on the Civil War, poetry, biographies and children's literature. All reading has come to a sudden halt. Between blog reading, blog posting and DD downloads, I have been reading, but these books are NOT going on the list.
Our girl friend book club met just a week ago. As chair and co-founder, I make presentations to the others about the books I have recently read. I share reviews about upcoming books. I arrange speakers to come to talk. The women count on me to recommend the best and most interesting of the books out there. Thank goodness, I think well on my feet. I read several reviews on my way to the meeting. I asked others to speak about their favorite summer reading. I faked it and no one really was the wiser.
I need to use a little self-discipline. Many books are slipping away unread. However, I am having a grand time reading some hot, fun books with extra hot covers!
How do you balance your online reading and your other reading? Advice is greatly appreciated.