Sunday, October 06, 2013

If not, overweight fee

I leave for the states Friday, and am embroiled in the pre-transatlantic drama that seems to strike whenever I take such a trip: I’m a good clip through a big book that it will be a trick to finish before I leave. So,

1. Do I stop reading, and resume when I come back? Not a good idea

2. Do I take it with me, finish at my mother’s and leave it there? Could do, but she's read it and I promised to lend it to a colleague

3. Do I take it, finish it, and lug its heavy ass back in my suitcase, in a pocket better left to a likewise large but unread book? Ugh. Worst-case scenario

4. Do I cram the whole book in before Friday morning? Yes, or go blind trying. The book is Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, and it is an exciting read, so at least the book is cooperating. This is my best option, since today I ordered seven books to be sent to my mother’s house, all of which I’ll be lugging back, surely among others. Here they are: 

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho - Anne Carson, trans. 

Sum of Every Lost Ship by Allison Titus 


Kathleen said...

I love your stories of book packing.

Jeff said...

I've tried Ordinary Men - the content was difficult if only because of the content. Doesn't much tell you why but more of how. It's a good read and still may answer some questions...hope you're enjoying the States! - J.

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