I go through stages of using my Amazon Kindle. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not that much.
And oddly when I’m not super engaged in a book it can actually take longer to read what the Kindle like with the Coleman Barks translation of Rumi in “Rumi: Bridge to the Soul” ,*** which took me over a year I think to finally finish today. Or Kurt Vonnegut’s collection of short stories “Welcome to the Monkey House” that took me crazily 5 years to read.
It also gives me a chance to read independent authors like my friend Robin Merrill’s excellent Christian novel and romance “Shelter.” *** 1/2 I guess there are several churches in her area of central Maine that are also homeless shelters. We can all sometimes use shelters from the storms in life.
Then there are chances to have old favorites available like Jack McCarthy’s absolutely amazing “Drunks and Other Poems of Recovery” which I am reading again for the fourth or fifth time. *****
I also finished the amazing Rebecca Solnit edited collection of 22 essays with fascinating maps: “Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas” this week. Fascinating and rich gumbo of one of America’s greatest and most unique cities. ***1/2
It’s always good to think about what I read. Makes me want to read more too and turn off the tv. Maybe finish the Jack McCarthy book tonight.