Posted June 14, 2007on:
Danielle posted a picture of her night table and asked for anyone willing to share photos of their towering piles. The actual number of books I’m reading is quite small, and rarely on my night table; instead they snuggle with me on the bed, or are placed gently on the floor, or hide in my bag. You managed to catch them on the bed this time.
My night table is for everything. It may have a few books that I’m re-reading but primarily it’s the resting place for books recently bought and ones that I’ve-had-for-a-long-time-and-will-read-soon-I-promise.
I catalogued my latest purchases at LibraryThing yesterday, and realised that only 19 members had Varieties of Disturbances by Lydia Davis. How is that possible? Every critic, blogger and cat has been flogging this book for ages.
Anyway observant readers may think, But none of these look very threatening to me. What could she be referring to?
If you’re a blogger, this should leave you unperturbed, but if you’re a critic? Watch out!