Finally I have acted on my dream to start a blog on my interests and what occupies my mind. This has been a long birth, but as they say, all good things take time. This is hopefully a beginning of a very long relationship with the wider world, myself and my hobbies. It’s actually very funny that I have been lacking time to write my very first blog-article simply because I’ve had enough on my plate taking care of my 6 month, 7 and 8 year old daughters and the home. It’s weird that they say being a housewife isn’t a real job. To me that is mind-boggling because I haven’t had time to do many of the things I have time for when I was childless and working. Some days I notice that I have puke in my shirt when I’m going out and my breath stinks because I forgot to toothbrush. Most mothers and housewives will relate, no need to write more about that. I HAVEN’T HAD ENOUGH TIME.
That is exactly what my next three months of reading will revolve around, the topic of time. I have decided to take on reading Guardians 10 books on time:
- Confessions by St. Augustine
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
- Time Travel by James Gleick
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- Your Brain is a Time Machine by Dean Buonomano
- A Tenth of a Second by Jimena Canales
- Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton
- The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
- The Clockwork Muse by Eviatar Zerubavel
- Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps by Peter Galison
It is quite ironic that given I don’t have much time that I would make it my goal to read 10 books about time. However, I think it is a worthy goal, time will only reveal if it really is one I can stick to. I will not promise that I will read the books in this order, and I will not promise that those will be the only books I’ll read and write about while pursuing this goal. I am very prone to being book-unfaithful, so I sometimes decide to read one book but read 3 other shorter ones while finishing the one I decided on. I know that is a big “no-no” to multitask like this. It is actually not multitasking, more of a disciplinary issue or bad habit that I am working on breaking.
I have already started and finished reading the Time Machine by Wells. I will write a blog about the book and my thoughts on it when I have more time (eye roll).
Finally, this is not only a blog on books and reading. I love journals, paper, letters and envelopes. As time goes on I hope I will have more time (gasp!) to upload pictures so I can show you my creations and discoveries. I am very excited to continue this blog. Until then, take care my dear readers (if anyone read this at all).
P.s. If anyone should happen to read this, I would love to hear your thoughts on this reading challenge or on the books that are on the list. Feel free to comment!