I quickly found myself fantasizing about pleasure reading: laying on a new couch in a new house (be patient -- those details to follow in the coming weeks), drinking a cup of tea, while sunlight through the French porch doors dances across a page of a book cradled in my hands. *sigh* Doesn't that sound lovely?
Although I quickly had to shake the fantasy out of my head, I did resolve that Kingsolver's new book should be my first pleasure reading book in December.
Now, to be fair, it's not as if I don't already have a tall "to read" pile -- I do -- there's about 12-15 books already stacked up there. But, what's the harm in adding one more and putting it at the top of the pile, right?! Sometimes I have to remember that there ARE NO RULES for pleasure reading -- that's difficult for someone who likes structure, systems, and rules (to a point). One day soon, when my "to read" pile is reassembled at my new location, I will share what is in that pile and discuss some of them -- most of the pile is poetry and writing about Buddhism, so be prepared.
More soon, friends.