George RR Martin has me by the throat. But in a good way. What I mean to say is that I cannot put down A Song of Ice and Fire books. I’m a little over halfway through the second book (A Clash of Kings) and I just don’t see losing interest in this series any time soon. There are five books out currently – two more to come. And the thing about these books is that they are not quick, easy reads. But, oh, so worth it.
And I need to get through The Book Thief in the next week so I do not have to show up to book club hanging my head in shame.
And after seeing The Hunger Games movie twice now, I have a burning desire to re-read all three of those books.
And I have at least three other books waiting for me on my Kindle that I really want to get to.
And then there’s those pesky children of mine who want attention sometimes. Oh, and a job. Grocery shopping, clothes washing, sleeping, showering… all those other irritating daily rituals that I can’t seem to get rid of.
I posted on Facebook a couple weeks ago that I’d like to quit my job to be a full time reader and a friend responded that she’d like quit her job and get paid to shop. I guess whatever your passion, there’s probably never enough time to indulge as much as you’d like.
How do you prioritize which book you will read next? I’m quite certain that most people who have been attracted to this blog (and I to theirs) are the kind of people who have a large stack of books waiting for them. I’m curious to know how you figure out what takes priority?
Just for Fun!
I’m thinking about making “Just for Fun” a standing item on my blog since I so often come across links or videos that I want to share but have nothing to do with the topic of my blog post.
I came across this link on Wil Wheaton’s Tumblr site and it is, indeed, as Mr. Wheaton touted, pretty cool. This is Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers covering Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That.” And it’s an awesome cover version. But the really cool thing is… they are in a moving van. They are making incredible music in a moving van (and they do have their seatbelts on, BTW). There are a whole bunch of their “Van Sessions” videos out on YouTube. Not that I wasted an entire evening watching all of them or anything. Enjoy!