little miss messy hair

2004-10-14

american gods

i finally bought a book. i have bought, maybe, two books for myself since Rich died. but, i finally bought a book, American Gods, that i am excited about reading. let me try to explain. Since Rich's suicide, the only book i have devoured, torn through, dove into, was the latest Harry Potter, although the DaVinci code came close. i borrow books from the library and, 9 times out of 10, i do not finish them before they are due. i have gone from reading several books a week, to maybe one every couple of months. i have no focus. (in any are really, i am still very foggy much of the time). with rich's death, books lost their ability to distract me, to absorb me. so did music actually; i listen mostly to news now. my road trip was the first i have really listened to music for enjoyment. i always listen to the lyrics too much.
anyway, i am excited about american gods. after listening to neil gaiman's plays for the voice, i needed more. there was a depth to his stories that intrigued me. we'll see. i decided that, at my present rate, i was better off buying it than getting it from the library: i am getting too many fines.

2 Comments:

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Good luck on the focus, sis. Really big stuff tends to eat up everything but the ability to make it to the start of a new week with some clean clothes. I hope you post on American Gods - I love that book. I'm going to re-read it in case you want to talk about it, because today all I can remember is how much I enjoyed it.

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

I just checked out American Gods myself. I'm going to start it as soon as I finish Wuthering Heights, which is only taking me two months to read. You know, this whole "one day at a time" philosophy is good for people who are obviously better and stronger people than me, but personally, especially when you are grieving, I think that ten minutes at a time is a much more reasonable goal. Some days I'm just praying to get to the next commercial break.

 

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