I agree with Bill

“Reading has given me more pleasure than really anything else.”
Bill Blass

I get a strange, anxious, choked off feeling when I haven’t read a book for a while. It follows me around throughout the day, nagging and pulling at me. It’s like the feeling you get when you’re in a sauna and the air is thick and heavy, and you have to work a little harder to breathe. That’s how I feel when I’m separated from books. It’s an actual physical discomfort.

This feeling has been following me around for a few weeks. I haven’t had time to read very much lately, and I finally got my chance to remedy that this weekend. The kids were gone, the house was quiet, and I made a trip to Borders AND the library. I feel like I can breathe easy again.

If you haven’t noticed I keep a running list of my current reads in the sidebar to the right, but I like to talk about them here sometimes too. I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, which was an excellent companion to The Kite Runner. Highly recommended. I also finished The Mighty Queens of Freeville, a memoir from writer Amy Dickinson. I try to mix up my fiction and nonfiction reading, so it was a nice change of pace after the heavy subject matter of Hosseini’s book. It was witty and interesting and full of life’s big and small lessons.

I still have a ridiculous number of books on my TBR (to be read) list, but if you have any must- read’s for me I’m always happy to amend the list. Suggestions? Thoughts?