Catching Up On My Reading

Received today from Chapters.ca (a cheaper alternative to Amazon.com for Canadians):

  • Traveling Mercies – Anne Lamott (heard lots of good things about this book)
  • Swing Low – Miriam Toews (discovered this Canadian writer through Open Letters, where she wrote for a while as “X”)

I have a lot of reading to do. In addition to these books, I’m reading:

  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

which has been incredible so far (incredibly sad, too). Next up, even before my newest purchases, is:

  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers (Brooke bought it as an anniversary gift for me)

Plus, I want to re-read The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton. It’s hard reading books when I read so many magazines (5-6 a month), plus all the reading I do on-line. I worry that my attention span (as well as everyone else’s) has atrophied beyond rescue due to the web and television. We get our information so many more ways now. But I miss having the time to curl up with a good book. And there are still so many of them!