I keep picking up different things to read: The Mysterious Benedict Society, Blue Like Jazz, copies of The New Yorker. I even made an attempt to start Middlemarch on my iPhone.  But then I keep finding myself putting them down and reaching for my iPod instead — for it is the iPod that holds the story that is currently captivating me.  I’m listening to the audiobook of The Thirteenth Tale, and I can’t seem to pull myself away from it.

Usually I listen to books while I drive or do housework or cook — essentially, when my hands are occupiedand I sit down to read things in book form during down time.  Since I’ve started The Thirteenth Tale, however, my attention has been almost entirely focused on it.  I’m wandering around the house with my earbuds in, looking for things to keep my hands busy while I stay immersed in this mesmerizing story.  It took real willpower to pull myself away long enough to concentrate on typing up this post.

And now I am going to set my willpower aside and return to my book.  I imagine at this rate I’ll have it finished in no time and will report back soon.   In the meantime, if you see me, you might need to wave to catch my attention — there’s a good chance I won’t be able to hear you with my earbuds in.

~ by Molly on November 11, 2009.

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