I’ve had an Amazon wish list going for a while, collecting books I hear about that I want to read. It was getting longer and longer. At the same time, I am trying to optimize my belongings to fit into my space and I’m trying to keep the possessions I have in the house from expanding to fill all available space. So, I printed and emptied my Amazon wish list and I’m borrowing books from the Ann Arbor District Library.
I’m reading Orhan Pamuk’s Snow right now. Beautiful, lyrical, sad, lonely, tragic, comic, dark, fun. Poetry and attraction and exile and family and childhood and revolution and secularism and political Islam all entwined in this story. Fun to enter a world so different from my own and see so much I recognize.