2 Books Read in October: (85 year-to-date)
1 for Book Club:
- The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom (3.5)
1 Just Because:
- Good Behaviour, Molly Keane (4)
Definitely a case of bad timing, and possibly a style clash as well, but I completely failed to meet my obligation of reading Redemption Falls for the discussion I was supposed to have in October. I simply couldn't do it. I'm not the only one, apparently, to compare this work to James Joyce (with whose writing I'm not exactly enamoured).
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1 Current Reads:
- Last Night at the Lobster, Stewart O'Nan. Because it is tiny and therefore approachable right now, and because Ti @ Book Chatter loves O'Nan (& she has great taste in books.)
On My Nightstand:
My current plan of attack? Find all the miniscule books I own, put those on my nightstand. Perhaps I'll be able to finish something if it is only 150 pages. I do need to finish Annie Dunne, but it is a quiet, lyrical book that takes a wee bit of attention. Other possibilities? A Lost Lady by Willa Cather, and possibly some of those Indiespensable reads.
Reading short books is a great thing to do when you have a bit of a reading lull! Hope you get your reading enthusiasm back soon :)ReplyDelete
Yes, short books have been quite the encouragement! I've been getting cravings for classics and nonfiction, so I'm going to take that as a sign that I'll be up & at 'em soon.Delete
You've had a ton of stuff going on IRL, too, no? Renovation and whatnot?ReplyDelete
Here's hoping you can settle into a month of rewarding reading for this month before the holidays crash down on us all!
Finally started demo yesterday & hoping that means I'll be able to settle into some sort of routine for a while - it's going to be a long journey! Holidays are already starting to press in on me, which probably isn't helping.Delete
I know what will help...I'll make an end-of-year list. I love lists (even though I never accomplish everything on it.)
You accomplish a lot on your lists! I'm always impressed. Now if I could only get busy on my lists....Delete
I went through a "reading hangover" back in August and while I was terribly bored at the time, it helped me to ease back into my reading routine with much more energy. Hang in there ;)ReplyDelete
Short stories are a great way to keep reading, feel that you achieve something and don't really feel tied to a book.
Hi, beautiful edition of A Lost Lady. I love Willa Cather. Hope you enjoy reading it.ReplyDelete