Meaning to Read

Do you have a stack of books on your nightstand (or cued on your device) that you’ve been meaning to read? Do you keep a list of titles that you want to read, but the list just seems to get longer instead of shorter? If this sounds like you, you’ll empathize with the quote today:

It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. Lemony Snicket

There always seems to be too many interesting things to read and too little time to read them all in. So I, like Lemony Snicket, will probably found in this state. But, until then, I’ll keep reading everything I can get my hands on–even if it is the crucial, but dreadfully boring, reading of propositions in my state for the general elections.

I’ve rather been on a Lemony Snicket reading kick lately. I’m sure hardly anyone would call A Series of Unfortunate Events light or fluffy reading as they are rather glum books, but they are so wonderfully entertaining that I’ve been devouring over the last few days and had to share today’s quote. (My local, independent bookstore put the quote on one of their bookmarks, which was almost too perfect.) His series, All the Wrong Questions, was creative and ridiculous and entertaining and everything you want in a series for younger readers that it makes me wish some of the supposedly books written for adults would be so clever or make me care about the characters as much.

So I don’t have any profound thoughts about today’s quote, but it was too true not to share. But I do hope, when you have a moment of solitude (or make a moment of solitude as we can all too easily get sucked in by a million and one other things vying for our attention) you take the time to get swept up in a good book. Whether or not that book is about unfortunate events, Bombinating Beasts, or wrong questions is entirely up to you.

Hope you have a lovely day and a lovely read.

P.S. Is anyone else getting excited that we are only a bit over a month away from NaNoWriMo? 🙂

P.P.S Did you know it’s ALA’s Banned Books Week?  Celebrate by reading a banned or challenged book and check to see if your local library or bookstore is hosting events. Long live the freedom to read!