This week has been a bit slow for me. Last Sunday I spent all day reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I very rarely get the chance to read an entire book in one day, so that was awesome. Since then, however, I have been slogging through The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. Maybe slogging isn’t the right word–it has sort of a negative conotation, which isn’t my intention because I am loving this book, but it is taking me a lot longer than the typical book would to read. I had originally hoped to have it finished by today but I have a lot to do and I have over a hundred pages left, so I am not sure it will be manageable.
I do plan on going to the bookstore today, so that should be fun! I am meeting my family for brunch soon right next to Barnes and Noble, so although I don’t really have the funds to feed my addiction, I will at least be browsing and possibly picking up some stuff, both for myself and also Christmas gifts. Because who doesn’t like to get books as gifts??
Last weekend I did a challenge update. One challenge that was left out of that post was the Fall Into Reading challenge, hosted by Callapidder Days.
It is running from September 22-December 21, 2009, so we’re halfway in and I have not read even ONE book for this challenge! Here is my list–it is definitely not too ambitious, with only five books, but there is just always something else to read!
Foxfire, Joyce Carol Oates
Black Girl, White Girl, Joyce Carol Oates
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories Stories, Flannery O’Connor
The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh
Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
I chose these five books because they help me fulfill my 999 challenge. Yes, you read that right–I am participating in a challenge to try to motivate myself for another challenge! So far, it isn’t working! I am still hopeful that I will at least be able to make some progress before December 21, but who knows. So far I have had no success.
So what are you up to this Sunday? Any reading going on?