I've never been much of a reader and my reading time has plunged since starting to make The Louise Log. Part of the problem is that I'm not a fast reader - I like to read and enjoy every. single. word.
But feeling the need for inspiration, this 567 page book by Jonathan Franzen has been calling to me from the bookshelf. I read it years ago and have very fond memories of its characters who are at least as, if not even more, anxious and tense than Louise. I find it hilarious and deeply felt, actually a work of genius.