I’m full-on into Rainbow List reading and I’m starting to feel the pain. The books from publishers started arriving in drips and drabs and, at first, I was so excited. Look! Books! For me! Waiting for me when I get to work! It’s like Hanukkah except it’s a million days long! So many books! ALL MINE! LOOK HOW IMPORTANT I AM! MWAHAHA! #powerhungrylibrarian, etc. Now, when a big old box of titles shows up, I start quaking in my stylish yet affordable boots. It’s scary. How can I read all these books by my deadlines? How can I make sure that I don’t have to end up cramming in books at the last minute? If I don’t write as I go, I’m going to forget all my important first impressions. Stay tuned for my impending nervous breakdown.
Who am I kidding? I love this stuff. Like, every minute.
I can’t read at home. Not really. I have too many distractions: cats, computer, boyfriend, Netflix. Oddly enough, I can read in the bathtub, especially if I have overpriced bathbombs, lit candles and nice music. I’m so weird. I have to pretend that the book is taking me on a hot date or I won’t read it.
The best place for me to read is outside and, luckily, it’s getting warmer in New York. You know the asshat who takes pictures of his food in restaurants? I take pictures of myself reading. I am the worst. Suffer, children.
Is there a place where you get most of your reading done? If you’ve been on a book list committee or on an awards committee, how did you make sure you maximized your reading time?
~Love and Libraries and SO MANY BOOKS, Ingrid