Sunday, June 22, 2008
SuNdAY sALon-books that read themselves
This week I finished up The Kite Runner, and I read A Separate Star: Selected Writings of Helen Hunt Jackson. I am almost done with The History of Tractors in Ukrainian, i will finish that today. I also had a book splurge, didn't you know it was national book splurge day!?! Ha, well....no it wasn't but I think it should have been. Maybe I will invent that day. Oh, and I did dandy remodel to my page, come stop by...I think you'll like it. I but in buttons along the top, and switched some things around. But, let's get on to reading, right!?
In reading many books, as I do, I find it interesting that some books for me read themselves and some don't. I know that must sound weird, but I know you will know what I mean in a second. There are books that every time you have a chance you grab, they attract you, they keep you and hold you and you don't want out. There are others that you need to make yourself finish, that you would almost rather wash the dishes instead of read, books that don't have you and do not keep you right there with them. I like to refer to the first type of books as books that read themselves, it is obviously not that they actually read themselves, but that it is so easy to be drawn into them that it seems as though they do.
What about you, do you have books that you feel this way about? Do you know the feeling of putting off a book and folding laundry and watching a brainless show in order to avoid? Maybe this is just me, I know that I am in a world of readers, and maybe I am not as loyal as you all....but I have a feeling some of you, many of you can really relate. To me Kite Runner read itself this week, it was incredible. What is it about a book that makes it a book that reads itself? Is it intrigue, interest in the characters, or what? Which of your recent reads have been captivating enough to you that they have read themselves?