Lack of focus is my great nemesis in this life.
Perhaps it's Adult ADD. Perhaps not. I've never been formally diagnosed.
But, here I am today, having jumped onto another book in my library...having jumped away from my long, slow reading of Jack Vance's Dying Earth. It was back in May that I vowed, after Mr. Vance's death, to finally finish reading his Dying Earth tales.
Sooo, yeah...now it's October. And I'm not done reading Mr. Vance's seminal work.
I'm also jumping around between various other fiction and non-fiction works.
So, I've resolved to give myself some reading structure. I'm going to push myself to start reading all the books I haven't read in my collection, using my bookcases at home as a guide. Meaning, I'm starting with the books on the top of my bookcase, and reading only what's on that shelf until all the books there are done. Then I will move down to the next shelf, and so on.
I am DETERMINED to do this! I am determined to find the time to read again. If this means less TV and other distractions, all the better, right?
Wish me luck. Oh, this brings me back to the cover art for the Chronicles of the Black Company omnibus. Surreal art by Raymond Swanland. Initially, as I saw Mr. Swanland's work begin to grace fantasy book covers, I was a bit turned off by his pieces. But his work has grown on me.
Folks, I hope you have a great weekend! If you're going to be gaming, roll some dice for me!