FAMINE OR A FEAST.
Or as Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid would put it, “Wax On. Wax Off.”
Specifically I’m talking about my bookish habits. In recent weeks I’ve been positively chomping through the pages of my ‘to-be-read’ list.
I have the tendency to have 4-5 books on the go at any one time (usually two of which are novels).
They’ve created space for some new loves in my life. Currently I’m reading Books for Living – a book about books (!), Philip K. Dick’s novel, ‘The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike‘ (hard work this one), Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophical essays in Freedom from the Known and – how’s this for contrast – on occasion I dip into Los Muertos Vivientes / The Walking Dead comic in Spanish to improve my language skills.
I spent a few wonderful hours yesterday in a second hand bookstore browsing through columns of books and shelves stacked with the most obscure and random titles. Faded moth-eaten hardback classics. Pulp paperbacks with cover-stained covers.
There’s gold in there somewhere. You just gotta know where to find it.
So the question remains…
…what are you reading?