Unfinished

I am a procrastinator. Not in the worst way. I get important things done. But I would get a lot more done if I sat around less and actually did the things I put on my to-do lists.

I love the idea of crafts, and have a giant bin full of pieces of fabric, paper, and knick knacks waiting to be turned into art, gifts, or both.

I love to read, but sometimes I start a book and no matter how much I like it, I put it down never to pick it up again.

I love adventures, and take them when I can. But I set tons of goals for myself and then never change anything about my behavior, habits, or activities.

In order to battle my procrastination, I’m going to take it upon myself to finish all the books in my possession that I have started but not finished. I will not put a specific timeline on this, but I will stipulate that I have to read every day. Here is the list of books.

Destruction Myth by Mathias Svalina (borrowed from a friend, which is why it will be first on the list)
The World and Other Places by Jeanette Winterson (borrowed from a different friend, and way overdue to be returned)

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (the book that I am in the middle of and is inspiring this post, since she reads a book every day for a year. I am not quite that ambitious. yet.)

Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland (Because zombies and vampires are taking over literature as we know it, even- perhaps especially- the classics)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (loved the first 8 pages. just need to read the rest of it now)

This is Not Chick Lit edited by Elizabeth Merrick (because not everything written by and or starring women needs to be fluff)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte- (I was so close to finishing this way back in high school. I loved the story; I loved the characters. But I never finished it. I know the ending by now, but that won’t stop me from rereading the book in its entirety)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (My roommate from school had to read this for a class. She hated it. but I picked it up when bored and was really intrigued. But not intrigued enough to ignore my own coursework long enough to finish it)

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall (My mom gave me this one to read a year or two ago. The main character is a bit of a trip. Can’t wait to get into it again, I haven’t read a good mystery in a while)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (I actually did finish this as a child, but I don’t remember it well enough for it to count)

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (Let’s see if I can get past that confounded play section this time)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (countless friends have hated this book. I refuse to believe I will be one of them)

Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales (I have a little over 300 pages left of fairy tales)

These are listed in no particular order. I’ll write about the books as they interest me or as I finish them, whichever will result in better posts. Don’t worry, the blog won’t focus on my status in this goal, but I will mention it from time to time. After this, it will be time to read all the books I own but haven’t read yet. yikes.

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Posted on May 15, 2013, in Blogging, books, Goals, literature and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am so bad about this as well. Good luck with your quest to complete them all!

  2. You can blame me for Grimm’s fairy tales. Both of us stopped reading them and since I was going off your listing I wasn’t sure where to start with mine haha. So now we both need to finish it!

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