Thursday, February 4, 2010

bookless





i was feeling a little uneasy when i went to bed last night but couldn’t quite put my finger on the cause. my mind ticked down the list of possibilities. did i take my meds? turn the iron off? check my e-mail (one last time)? no task seemed undone so off to bed i went.

a few hours later i woke up for a bathroom break and could not get back to sleep. as i wandered toward my reading chair it hit me. i was bookless! i had finished the weight of silence by heather gudenkauf and john grisham’s short story collection yesterday. i hurriedly headed for my bookcase in the art room, confident that i would be able to unearth a gem of an unread tome . nothing new showed its face. i considered rereading an old favorite like my antonia by willa cather or margaret atwood’s the handmaid’s tale. but my mind was thirsty for a new read, some racy literary speed.

i ended up reading the latest issue midwest living but it was hard to concentrate. my mind was racing trying to make a tough decision. My heart thumped with excitement as i pondered “should i go to barnes & noble or borders at lunch tomorrow?

15 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I vote for B&N. I always find more there. Of course it is a larger store. :)

Mary said...

Oh yes, Barnes and Nobel!! Sounds like a plan to me!!

One cannot be bookless!!

I love books and to read!!!

cindy said...

Absoulutly! (not sure I spelled it right) but you know what I mean.

WW said...

Looking at some of the books you have in that pic...I'd suggest you pick up the latest Stephen King..."under the dome". I'm reading it right now and Loving it!
It's over 1000pgs too...so you won't find yourself without reading material for a while! :)

julie king said...

ww, i read under the dome in two weeks right after it released. loved every word of it. it reads very fast and not like a 1000+ page book! classic king.

thanks for the suggestion! i'll let you know what i pick out for my next book and maybe a few suggestions on other books i've read lately on my net blog post!!

ArtistUnplugged said...

Good for you...head over to the bookstore.....I really need to read more books. Newspapers and magazines I devour daily but books I lag.

willow said...

Now that is my kind of dilemma!

Staci Danford said...

HA.. Well if it counts I vote for Barnes and Nobel.. Man I could make a day there a field trip.. My family assures me that means I am a total NERD! haha

Donna said...

That's so funny, Julie. I'm bookless too right now and have been thinking the same thing!!

Hope you found a good one to read.

Hugs,
Donna

steviewren said...

When I had my own craft business, I would have to lay all reading material aside early in September in order to make time to produce my holiday merchandise. I always woke up on December 26th or 27th thinking "I need to go to the library today!"

Now I have to limit my trips to the bookstore. I'm not to be trusted there. I can wander through picking up books and magazines in record time. I have to tell myself "just say no" many times when I get the inkling for a B&N trip.

cindy said...

isn't it great to look forward to something? i think when people lose that ability, it's over, they're officially old. my mom was 86 and still looked forward to reading a good book and her favorite cooking show.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I work a block away from B&N. It's a very dangerous place for me. In fact, I just took a little trip there tonight. I need to get back to the library. Books are my obsession. It's sad.

Brandi said...

I'm with you...being book-less is like missing an appendage or something! Ugh! I hope you find a gem at the book store!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Isn't it a delicious feeling to know you get to go searching for a new book to read!!? I want to know what you found.
I'm currently reading Wolf Hall and enjoying it very much.

AeFondKis said...

Hi Julie, bookless in the midwest,
unheard of! I make bookmarks if you need any, email me and I will send you one to brighten your book!
Linda x