And there’s the rub… what am I reading? Most of my Sunday was spent trying to decide what to read next. I’ve been looking through the piles of TBR’s on my bookshelves, trawling the blogs to see what everyone else is recommending and trying to figure out how “role playing” fits into GoodReads (umm…yeah). Plus, my credits on Audible.com just renewed. I’ll need to choose an audio book for the week as well.
The audio book should be easy. I’ve narrowed it down to Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger or The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – both seem suitably sad and spooky for the Fall. As for the other…
I picked up two older Hilary Mantel novels last weekend: Vacant Possession and A Change of Climate. Wolf Hall is sitting next to the bed, but that thing is the size of the Bible! (I am visiting relatives in two weeks and it may be the book to bring; when not reading I’ll use it to beat back my nephew for the t.v. remote. Remember, it’s all about multi-purposing!). I’ve learned that one of the traps of blogging is trying to keep posts current, which means reading a lot of newer releases or books that are relevant to what’s going on in the world. It’s a big part of what I love about reading. It also can be a bit exhausting having set that kind of internal bar. Stepping out of the 24-hour news cycle looks pretty attractive.
SO! I’m open for suggestions. It’s Monday… what’s everybody reading? And, honestly, don’t you wish you were reading it here?
*Don’t forget to take a look at what everyone is reading at J. Kaye’s.