Ah the New Year. I've been trying to focus on reading what I want to read, when I want to read it, not worrying about how many of what kind of book I read, and so far it has been a lot of fun. What a concept! I may be back into the swing of reading!
8 Books Read in January: (8 year-to-date)
1 for Book Club:
- Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver (3.5) [meh...the agenda was too much]
- The Famine Plot, Tim Pat Coogan (4) [good overview of the times, cause, & effect of famine]
- Two Guys Read Jane Austen, Chandler & Hill (3.5) [not as funny as it should have been]
- Below Stairs, Margaret Powell (4.5) [brilliant!]
- Persuasion, Jane Austen (5) [adored, as usual]
- Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw (3.5) [I suppose I should watch My Fair Lady now too?]
2 from my shelf:
- Little Pear, Eleanor Francis Lattimore (4) [fun read-aloud written in a time gone by]
- Running the Rift, Naomi Benaron (3.5) [all right, I just didn't care as much as I'd hoped I would]
1 Current Reads:
- River of Earth, James Still. This has been on my shelf for yearsandyears. I'm happy to have found the right time to read it. Written in 1940, this is classic Appalachian literature.
- Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky. Reading it along with a great group (& Wallace) @ Unputdownables. This has also been on my shelf for yearsandyears, and I'm worried that I won't like it & will constantly be wishing he were Tolstoy instead. Oh well, here goes nothing...for the next few months.
On My Nightstand:
I'm really enjoying leaving my nightstand somewhat open and pulling books off the shelf as the mood strikes me, but my mood has been pushing me towards my next Willa Cather, and the ARC on my shelf...we'll see what happens once River of Earth is done...you never know.