Ah reading...

My nemesis and my best friend...

When I decide to sit down and read a book or if I find that book that just hooks me, I can't help but finish it as fast as I can, maybe a week or two (I'm a slow reader).  

I'm currently reading an amazingly suspenseful, well written, smoothly paced book called "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.  Here's the problem, I feel like I have nothing going on a daily basis but at the same time I feel like I have so much going on, which is causing me to drag out this book for months.  It actually started about a year ago when I first noticed this book in the bookstore and I kept talking myself out of buying it, then I moved to Brooklyn and it followed me and I finally bought it and started reading it back in September...I'm still reading it today and I'm only 160 pages in, it's sad.  I think I need a push to read more often because as soon as I finish this book I need to finish another book I started reading before I moved, then I have about 4 or 5 other books I've yet to read.  

The big problem for me is distractions, if someone is talking while I'm reading I tend to focus on that rather than taking in what I'm reading.  It's the same with ambient noise like music and loud noises from outside, it sucks.  I usually only read before I fall asleep which makes it about 15-30 pages a night if I'm lucky.

Starting Monday this week I'm going to make an effort to knock out this book by the weekend and move on to a new, one...this post was next to pointless as I could have been reading this whole time.



I never go...Sam's coming down tonight, so I'm going...bring your cameras, this is like catching Santa exiting the chimney!  



So, my hard drive crashed a couple months ago and I lost all my music and photos and some other minor stuff, but I did have 5400 songs on my computer (most of which I actually purchsed).  Once I got my computer back I started downloading a bunch of music so I could start rebuilding my library and adding some other stuff, it was the official start of me never wanting to spend money on music again.  Then, to really piss me off, I got up to around 2500 songs...and my "new" hard drive crashed! again!  Well, suffice it to say, it's been a few weeks since I got my computer back the second time and I just started downloading music again, it was just so hard to make myself do it.  So, since i've started again, I'd love to have some suggestions for downloading...I have a bunch of stuff in mind, but I like hearing other peoples suggestions.