French Obsession: A Week in Which I Find I Have Acquired 22 Books on France and Read 0 Real Books
When I do something, I do it.
I'm doing France right now. I'm listening in the car to CDs that teach children French songs. I'm practicing French using apps on my iPhone. I'm requesting books from the library on France. I'm ordering books on Amazon on France. I'm listening to French music at home. I'm stockpiling French novels and children's books for next weekend's Readathon. I made a wiki for our trip and have been copying and pasting ideas there. Obsessed.
Don't laugh, but here is my French TBR:
Okay. I'm stopping here and not including all the where-to-go books and CDs and software and iPhone apps. Trust me. My French TBR is HUGE.
Now, here's what I actually read last week:
Three books in a week looks good, right?
But, looking more closely, I find that actually completed just two small children's picture books and one thin book, a book that's really a chapter in the M. F. K. Fisher collection, The Art of Eating.
And, I'm contemplating later this afternoon going through my 1001 Children's Books to Read and requesting all the French children's books I can find from the library. More books? Eek.
The problem is clear.
But, before I go, what do you think? What should I read first?
Anything (Oh, please don't tell me!) that I missed?