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On my book that is.

Yes, I have a wandering eye.  Admit it, you bibliophiles (aka book lovers, book worms, book nerds).  You’ve either thought about it or flat out done it.  Some of you are dating multiple books at the same time.

Normally, I wouldn’t give it a second thought.

But this time it’s different.  On this particular occasion, tendrils of guilt creep at the edge of my conscience for the sole reason that I have asked three (possibly four) other individuals to delve into the pages (all 1200 of them) of Atlas Shrugged.  (See previous post here.) Thus, I feel a certain burden of responsibility, and when our breakfast meeting comes about next month (or book judgment day) I’ll have to answer for my choice.

My game plan is to (a) get really serious about it in the next few days and make significant progress; (b) buy my friends a cup of coffee and a pastry to soothe irritated feelings; and (c) show them what I finished reading instead.

Here are the candidates vying for my attention:

1)  50 Shades of Grey by E.L James.  Erotic bodice ripper, you say?  Sign me up. 

2) Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.  I bought this Pulitzer Prize winning novel at Costco. I like how I can buy books right next to a big bag of salad and patio furniture.  (For my readers who live overseas and have never heard of “Costco,” think warehouse grocery store where you can buy items in bulk at good prices.)

3)  Juliet by Anne FortierThis book was also by the salad, and the cover art was intriguing.  See?

So there you are. I haven’t given up on Atlas, yet, but I have lost that lovin’ feeling.

Do you read several books at the same time?