Choices, Things I Can

58. Things I Can Hold: The Unanswered Question

Collected from the public library as well as my personal one, this is the current assortment. Each asks for my attention. Each wants to be the number one choice.

  • The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do by Wednesday Martin
  • 77 Creative Ways Kids can Serve by Sondra Clark
  • Murdering Mr. Monti: A Merry Little Tale of Sex and Violence by Judith Viorst (yeah, I didn’t know she wrote murder mysteries either)
  • Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel (already started 3 times)
  • And of course, my very own spiral-bound journal

What is a girl to read? With so few hours — make that minutes — to spare for this most delicious of hobbies, how do I choose?

To whom should I commit?

I suspect this question may hint at a decision more pressing than which book to open first.