My "to read" stack of books has become completely unwieldy. Novels people lent me almost a year ago, a really interesting-looking nonfiction on the history of spices, four books on Bollywood...all untouched. Dusty, even. Verrrry bad.
I love to read, and I'm not sure why I haven't been doing much of it lately - certainly not from a lack of material. I can't really blame all of that on the television, but it's the major distraction, so after I watch Bandit Queen this weekend (which I borrowed from someone so I have to return it soon), that foul temptation is banished for at least one whole week - which means no movies either, unless Dhoom 2 appears out of nowhere at the local art theater. Which could happen. This is going to be extra tricky given that I'm going to Chicago's Indian neighborhood today and tomorrow, where the shopping is plentiful and easy. Movies will certainly return soon - Abby and I are thinking of having a Bollywood sleepover over MLK long weekend - but something is keeping me from a hobby I truly enjoy and value, and I need to re-set a few things to get elements of life into a more fulfilling order.
But there is another little project in progress that might interest some of you (although it's not movie-related): I am finally putting up all of my pictures from my trip to India. I'm working on tagging and describing them, and not all are up yet; as of this writing, I had done most of the photos from Agra, Ahmedabad/Gujarat, and Amritsar/Punjab (see the theme here?). I'm trying to avoid duplicating the movie-related photos, since they were already up. At some point I'm going to research about as many of the buildings in my photos as I can - I looooove buildings.