*** February - What are you reading?
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I'm still on the same books I was on before (both tomes) so I'm expecting a good update come mid-February or so. Starting work after two years of unemployment has made me incredibly tired come time to read so I haven't read in about two weeks. Once my internal schedule adjusts though, I'll be back to reading.
I am also listening to The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto.
I will post a review of Song of Solomon on my blog (I will place a link on LT) after I finish it.
The Collector by John Fowles has reached the point where I am unwilling to put it down in order to make daily life easier. I am not reading while I drive, however.
Among the books I've started this month:
The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion by Michael Mosley & John Lynch - associated with a BBC TV series. Bought it used this weekend.
The Ancient Near East : An Anthology of Texts and Pictures by James B. Pritchard - Reading bits. I might read Gilgamesh from here before I have to return it to the library
The Trophies of Time : English Antiquarians of the Seventeenth Century by Graham Parry - been on the shelf about 3 years.
Toni Morrison's Beloved : a Casebook edited by William L. Andrews & Nellie Y. McKay - a bit of slog, sigh
I was about to pull a new book from the stack when I was caught without physical book and started reading Kinder- und Hausmärchen on my phone. Since the tales are short this looks to be a nice filler in between. I'm continuing spring snow and now also picked up science as seen through the development of scientific instruments.
I also have "The Bell Jar",by Sylvia Plath, "How to be good" and "about the boy" by Nick Hornby, and "How Many Miles to Babylon" by Jennifer Johnston on the list to read for February/ March.
On my handwritten book log that I started in high school (and still have around here somewhere, I hope), Brave New World is the first book, read in December 1990.
I looked at my pile of books in progress... and opened an old issue of RE:AL...and also read the first few pages of Hamlet...and Song of Solomon is calling.
I tried reading Song of Solomon and didn't like it. I got to 140 pages and it got a little bizarre. I know her reputation is well deserved. But this is my second Morrison novel and her writing doesn't connect to me for some reason.
Hopefully, you will have better success when you read her work.
hazeljune, Thanks. Been avoiding Good Reads...busy enough here...just in this one group. I'll keep your comment on Home in mind.