16 September 2012

2327 Pages Later

You know what's a huge relief?


Deciding that, no, I really don't have to read the four biographies that have piled up by my bed. Really, what more do I need to know about Katharine Hepburn, Keith Richards, Marilyn Monroe, or Steve Jobs? I love her movies, he's a huge rock & roll character, she's an enigma, and he was a genius prick. Right? The books have just been sitting there making me feel bad, and today, I decided that they could go to the big bookshelf in the sky.

Life's too short to read books that you don't really want to read.

7 comments:

alejna said...

That sounds like an excellent decision. There are so many other things you can do with all that time. I wonder what weighty things I can unload from my mental to-do list. (Well, aside from the damn degree.)

Also, great summaries. I'm pretty sure they're enough for me.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Agreed. I was 38 before I abandoned a book, but now I do it all the time.

Janet said...

if you commute at all, listen to the Keith book ... it was hysterical!!! I couldn't get into the printed one at all.

mayberry said...

Giggling because I just recommended that you read ... a memoir. But it's not like those four, really!

kittiesx3 said...

I fully subscribe to the notion that is much too short to read books I don't want to read.

Jeanne said...

I mostly subscribe to the theory that biographies are not worth reading.

V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios said...

I abandon books too. For years I read mostly non-fiction, including essays, memoirs, biographies, and how-to's. I couldn't find a fiction book to get lost in. Over the last year or two, I've rediscovered fiction. Favorite author of the moment is Laura Moriarty. I've reald all her books.