So Many Books, So Little Time

by Sara Nelson | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0399150838 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingethereawing of Little Rock, Arkansas USA on 11/22/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingethereawing from Little Rock, Arkansas USA on Sunday, November 22, 2009
The title sounds like the story of my life. I really liked this one. It's as much about her life over a year's time as it is about the books that she read that year.
From the inside flap of this hardcover:
In early 2002, Sara Nelson-editor, reporter, reviewer, mother, daughter, wife, and compulsive reader-set out to chronicle a year's worth of reading, to explore how the world of books and words intermingled with children, marriage, friends, and the rest of the "real" world. She had a system all set up: fifty-two weeks, fifty-two books . . . and it all fell apart the first week. That's when she discovered that books chose her as much as she chose them, and the rewards and frustrations they brought were nothing she could plan for: "In reading, as in life, even if you know what you're doing, you really kind of don't."

From Solzhenitsyn to Laura Zigman, Catherine M. to Captain Underpants, this is the captivating result. It is a personal memoir filled with wit, charm, insight, infectious enthusiasm-and observations on everything from Public Books (the ones we pretend we're reading), lending trauma and the idiosyncrasies of sex scenes ("The mingling of bodies and emotions and fluids is one thing. But reading about it: now that's personal") to revenge books, hype, the stresses of recommendation (What does it mean when someone you like hates the book you love?), the odd reasons we pick up a book in the first place, and how to put it down if we don't like it ("The literary equivalent of a bar mitzvah, the moment at which you look at yourself and announce: Today I am an adult."). Throughout, So Many Books, So Little Time is pure delight-a work at once funny, wise, and rueful: enough to make a passionate reader out of anybody.

Journal Entry 2 by wingethereawing at Bookbox, Book Box -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 26, 2010

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I'm putting this in Trekwoman's Never Been Crossed bookbox. Hope it finds a new reader.

Journal Entry 3 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Friday, March 26, 2010
Chosen from the Never Been Boxed Book Box. I've always wanted the chance to read this.

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Most of the books she read in that year, I'd never heard of. Added to Ctychic's Pot Luck Book Box.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Selected this one from Ctychic's Potluck Book Box, thanks for including it! As a active Bookcrosser how can I resist a book with a title like this? It's my life motto :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookstogivewing at Osgood, Indiana USA on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (7/17/2018 UTC) at Osgood, Indiana USA


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