I started off 2015 with a library fast. That’s right, no books from the library. I’m supposed to be reading only what’s on my shelf. How am I doing?
Okay. I’ve only read books from the library. But so far, that hasn’t been too many books. You can see my full list here.
The goal of this was to read stuff off the shelf. I cheated a bit and read an ebook, Bud Smith’s kinda-crazy Tollbooth. I’ve also found myself starting and stopping Ben Lerner’s 10:04 even though I read it last year, also on my iPad. The main reason for that is that I’ve been working on a new book, inspired and motivated by that one. The goal here is to clear off my shelves and to finally read the books I’ve been putting off. So the ebooks, yeah, that’s kind of against the “spirit” of the fast.
Right now, I’m in the middle of The Orange Eat Creeps by Grace Krilanovich, a book I’ve had for awhile but am now just getting into. We’ll see. I almost ended the fast this week after reading an interview from Atticus Lish about his new book. No one said anything about NOT buying books, right?