You would think working at a bookstore (albeit part-time) would mean more time for reading. I have been so busy that books are starting to pile up at my bedside waiting for me to snap out of my snafu.
Here's a short list of the neglected:
1.Rereading Sex, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
I bought this a month ago after reading Tipping the Velvet. I wanted to learn more about Ninteeth-century sexual habits and desire. The author also contributed to Jane Sexes it Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire.
2. Swan's Way, Marcel Proust
Frankly, I find this volume very intimidating. We will see how far I get before giving up.
3. The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars, ed. Whitney Chadwick, Tirza True Latimer
The editors came to the bookstore for a book signing event and discussion. After hearing them speak, I bought the book. I'm on a French kick at the moment.
4. Sealed in Stone, Toni Maraini
Based on the historcal figure of Alix la Bourgotte
Reading, to me is a leisurely activity, but it also clears my mind. I find that my creativity surges allowing me to think more conceptually.