Monday, September 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I recently heard Kathie England from Time for Success talk about simple time-management techniques. One that I liked in particular was using a minute timer to either set a limit for unimportant but tempting tasks like reading email, or to set a required amount of time to concentrate on an important project.

So I set off for Kitchen Kaboodle to buy a minute timer for my office.  But on the way, I stopped in at my neighborhood bookstore, Broadway Books, where I dawdled for an hour and walked out with a stack of books for Mailbox Monday. 

That's great for my reading pleasure, but what does it tell me about my time management skills?

My Lives: An Autobiography by Edmund White (because I recently read and enjoyed The Flaneur, reviewed here, for the Bibliophilic Books Challenge)

A Writer's House in Wales by Jan Morris (because her books on Venice and Oxford are favorites of mine)

The Snapper by Roddy Doyle (because I always mean to read more of his books besides Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha)

Blood From a Stone by Donna Leon (because I read one of her Venice mysteries, Death at la Fenice, and I want to read the rest of the series)


  1. Hooray for Roddy Doyle!

  2. You always get the most interesting books!

  3. Bybee -- I can't believe that I've only read one RD book!

    Bermuda -- Thanks! That's big praise coming from the woman who gets an enticing and eclectic stack of new books each week!


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