My plan to read (mostly) my own books in August as suggested by Michelle at That’s What She Read has fallen flat. I’ve only read two of my own books:
Luckily, Pam of Bookalicio.us along with three other bloggers is hosting September is…Read Your Own Books Month, so I might be able to semi-redeem myself with reading my own books in September.
What didn’t help this week with reading my own books was that I had a book come in from the library that was on the hold list. The book is The Fifth Witness, the fourth Mickey Haller book, by Michael Connelly. So far, though, I’m enjoying it and with my wife going to a retirement party for a neighbor early this afternoon and then work tonight from 4 p.m. to midnight, I hope to be able to put a dent in it, if not finish it, by the end of the day.
After the Connelly book, I plan to dig back into the Hard Case Crime books I own (given to me by my brother-in-law Warren) as outlined at the beginning of the month.
In honor of my hope of being able to semi-redeem myself, for today’s Moment of Zen, I’ll leave you with this cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” as done by Wyclef Jean:
and just because I can, also with my favorite cover by Wyclef Jean, Johnny Cash’s “Delia’s Gone”:
So what are you reading today? How are you doing with your reading plans for this month? Have you been waylaid at any point along the way, and if so, what’s distracted you? For me, along with a book from the hold list, it’s been getting more hours in my part-time job at the library. Not that I’m complainin’…just ‘splainin’.