Book Addict

“My name is D.H. Jonathan, and I am a book addict.”  If I ever join a recovery program, that is what I would say.  Over the past couple of weeks, I have made four or five trips to one of the local bookstores.  “I’m just going to browse but not buy anything,” I tell myself, but I always walk out with something.

Building off my last blog post, I am just finishing Carrie Fisher’s very funny Postcards from the Edge.  There have been several times while reading that I have laughed out loud.  Reading it now makes me even sadder that she is gone.

Thanks to my recent bookstore trips, I have several books to chose from as my next read.  I have been going through past winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and I have in my recently purchased stack The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis, and The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron.  I also have a copy of Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones that I won in a Goodreads giveaway.  And there’s also The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos, but as that is the first book of a trilogy that has often been called one long novel, reading that will necessitate another trip to the bookstore for the other two books.

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I’ll enjoy the last quarter of Postcards from the Edge before I make up my mind…

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