Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright & The Taliesin Fellowship
By Roger Friedland & Harold Zellman.


I hate being too busy.
Really hate it.
And lately I feel that I have been too busy to write anything about the great books I am reading.
For instance, I just finished reading Ken Follett’s World Without End.
Loved it. Did I write about it? No.
Before that, Laura Kipnis’s The Female Thing: Dirt, Envy, Sex, Vulnerability.
Terrific book. Did I write about it?
NO!
How about McTeague, by Frank Norris? Did I like that book? Or A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon, or Run by Ann Patchett? Or A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence?
Did I hate all these books and this is why I am not writing about them?
No.
I just feel pressed for time. Doing too many other things.
Now, I have started this biography about the architect Frank Lloyd Wright and I am LOVING it.
It is a great book. I am only on page 145 of 600.... but I already can tell that this will be one of the best biographies I've ever read. I've only read a quarter of the story and Lloyd Wright has already lived out the equivalent of four lifetimes!
It's a real pageturner.

If I do not write a bang-up review when I'm done this book, I am going to fill up Jack's food dishes, and then jump off my balcony rather than read another one!
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3 comments:

Beth said...

Jumping off the balcony would be rather extreme. If you can't write a review, just say you recommend the books. I trust your judgment.
(And Jack would miss you.)

May said...

Busy doing what, if I may ask?

Soph said...

Busy doing what...hmmmm. Wondering, wondering.

And I don't know, cip. That jumping from the balcony might not be a bad idea. I mean...look at Hart Crane. He jumped from a bridge and he is famous.
Even if you merely broke a leg, there would be hospital time. Reading time.
Nurses.
Stuff like that.