the art of... committing to a book

I'm going to admit right now that I didn't finish Wolf Hall. It had all the makings of a great read. I am just having some serious book commitment issues at the moment. And the thought of picking up that huge book every night before bed kind of crushed my reading spirit. Plus I got sidetracked reading this and this and, sigh, I got totally sucked into watching The Tudors (in truth, I only watched through half of season 3 because after Anne Boleyn got her head cut off I realized she was actually the most interesting part of the show so why keep at it). Don't tell anyone, ok?

So it's going to sound a little funny to also admit that I picked up Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding (another big book) a few nights ago and am already really loving it. Such great writing! Baseball! Academia! Here's a book I can't wait to get back to. I'm looking forward to bedtime... Let's hope I can commit.


Anonymous said...

Noooo on Wolf Hall! But I understand about book commitment. Excited to hear what you think of Art of Fielding. It's on the nightstand awaiting its turn.

Hannah said...

I know, I feel bad about quitting Wolf Hall. I might go back to it. The Art of Fielding is excellent. I'll finish it in the next few days for sure. Let's hope Harbach sticks the ending!