Tuesday, May 24, 2011

List

I love a list, and I keep lists of things short-term, long-term, undone, already-done, to buy for me, to buy for others, a bucket list, a work list (or three), and more. I even make a list of all of the above sometimes at night to purge the thoughts that threaten to keep me awake.

I also love to finish things that can stay finished; namely, finishing a book. The laundry, for example, is never finished. It starts piling up again immediately. Cooking dinner is never done, for another appetite is coming in a few hours. But with three days coming up away from internet and phones and civilization (and laundry!), I am forcing myself to make a list of the books I have started, but not finished, in the hopes that at least a few will be brought along, and a few will be crossed off that list:

Hawaii, by James Michener
The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins
Nothing to be Frightened Of, by Julian Barnes
Practicing Peace in Times of War, by Pema Chodron
Path Between the Seas, by David McCullough
Embracing Uncertainty, by Susan Jeffers
The Outermost House, by Henry Beston

Stay tuned for the results!

1 comment:

  1. I need to finish HAWAII too. Started it two years ago, but couldn't get past the first "and then the lava flowed into the ocean" chapter. Linds freaking loves the book, though.

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