In spite of being acutely inundated with a flurry of inescapable work and duties, catching up on reading is one of my few resolutions this year. Alas, 2010 did not provide much time to be completely immersed in enjoyable literature, but I believe it is a matter of prioritization. Realistically, I can make time to devour twenty-six non-school related books parallel to required reading.
Candidly, 2010 was such a destructive year, both metaphorically and literally. I suppose the missing ingredient was reading. Having read, since the beginning of 2011, novels by Salinger and Camus – I feel a lot more vital, happy and inspired. It is as though I have thoroughly forgotten that reading is the most amazing form of meditation. I must never forget that reading also equals gaining courage to face every aspect of life, whether it is misery or malady.
Nonetheless, a lot of marvelous novels are waiting for my perusal. I also want to re-read some of my favorite novels. Franny and Zooey by Salinger, for instance.