Welcome BACK to my Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
I know, I know, I switched to In Bed With a Book meme, but I’m switching back. I’m done trying to make this a blog hop, but still feel free to participate! Maybe someday I’ll try to make it happen as a blog hop again, but right now I feel like Gretchen trying to make ‘fetch’ happen.
This morning I’m reading:
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt
So yesterday I started my first day at a local, independent bookstore here in Richmond, and it was great! I can’t wait until I know all the things, but until then I’m having fun learning the ins and outs of book selling. One of the coolest perks of working there? I get to have my own Staff Pick shelf. The drawback? Most of the store’s inventory is newer books. Which normally would not be a problem, but since January I’ve been tackling my TBR piles and ignoring all the new books I’ve been (of course) accumulating. The only new books I’ve read this year, especially in Adult titles, are a few must read authors and a arc or two. I’ve read more in YA because of the tour group I’m lucky to participate in, but still, while I OWN lots of books that the store is currently carrying, I haven’t actually read them.
I was still able to add some books to the shelf- A Darker Shade of Magic, Orange is the New Black (not new, but it was there and I just read it), Wonder, The Creeping, Joyland (of course I had to put a Stephen King!), and maybe one or two others. But it’s not full yet. So, when I saw Silver Screen Fiend, I was excited. I had just the last few minutes left in The Magicians, so I decided to make SSF my next audiobook read.
I love Patton Oswalt. And he narrates his book, which I don’t even have to speed up, because he’s a fast talker. I also love movies, and I have a huge love for the classic films (I could totally go down the rabbit hole of TCM any day of the week). And Oswalt doesn’t just talk about movies, but also his stand up comic days and writing for Mad TV (his addiction to film really began in 1995, a year I remember well).
So, come Monday morning, when I show up for my 2nd bookstore shift, I’ll be able to add this one to my Staff Pick shelf.
What are you reading (or wish you had time to read) this morning? Are you reading the book you thought you’d be reading, or has today found you with a surprise?