Dara Wier sent us a visual run down of what she’s reading this week:
I have a bad habit of reading too many books at once, not all the time, but sometimes; pictured here are a few I’m reading now. I think I tend to read in a scattered manner when I’m ultra busy and have trouble settling into the hours it takes to lose one’s self in a book, which is what I would always prefer to do. I’ve always loved having my brain exchanged for another’s brain, at least seemingly so, while a book lends me its style and substance.
I believe books exponentially have their way, when we let them, with our time. In a book, time’s more dimensional and less like a ticking or scrolling clock. If nothing else when I’m lost in a book time is forgotten, except for the book’s time which may or may not be forefront or explicit. These are a motley set, others I’m reading now are Dan Chelotti’s X, Lucy Ives’s Nineties, Theodore Roethke’s (thanks to Ted Powers) Collected, and Robert Kaplan’s The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero (thanks to Heather Christle). I like the mix.