Since I am more than a month ahead on my reading for my book club, I decided to go on over to the library and see what damage I could do there. I had gotten a list of "must read Southern writers" from SOMEWHERE, and took it to the library. Never knowing when to stop, I checked out EIGHT books. Like I am going to get to read 8 books in three weeks. Oh well, I always feel like I have to check out extra in case I hate some of the stuff I got (which never turns out to be true).
So, here's the idea. What if I just take my nightstand out of my bedroom and substitute a pile of books instead???? Don't you think that would look tres chic? In my case it would probably look messy, but then I wouldn't have this giant stack on top of the table that looks like it might tip at any moment!
OK, time to list the books in the pile. Here's what's on my stack now:
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
The Long Home by William Gay
Somehow Form a Family by Tony Earley
Last Days of the Dog-Men by Brad Watson
All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
Ava's Man by Rick Bragg
The Half-Mammals of Dixie by George Singleton
A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Brain Storm by Richard Dooling
Precious Bane by Mary Webb (yes, because you recommended it, Smock)
A Miracle for St. Cecilia's by Katherine Valentine
The Dying of the Light by Michael Dibdin
and then, of course, my Conversations with God and Abandonment to Divine Providence, which I read a little at a time.
Why am I congenitally unable to have a single book on my nightstand?