As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there’s a fun meme by Sheila at Book Journey inviting people to share their reading plans. Normally it’s on Mondays…but I have a book review already scheduled for tomorrow, so I’m posting early!
I went through my pre-Thanksgiving stack, and weathered the long library close over the holiday weekend. Legacy was, well, a behemoth. Mort was enormous fun (of course!) and Roughing It was excellent when Mark Twain demonstrated his talent for tall tales. When he got into actual history, it was (with exceptions) not as exciting. But the tall tales and weird adventures were good fun.
I’m currently reading Lady Friday by Garth Nix. Next in my line of books is Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier, the next book in her Sevenwaters series–and another book for my Finish-the-Series challenge, though I don’t expect to finish this one by year’s end.
After that, I’m deeply curious about The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, ever since seeing his TED talk. I’m hoping he’ll help me solve that moment, when you’re on Netflix’s streaming catalog and there are ENDLESS choices and yet nothing looks quite interesting enough. Not exactly a large-scale problem, I admit! But I’m always fascinated by why the brain works the way it does.
And after that, probably, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, because I so love Jane Eyre, and this was recommended to me as another good one.
However, everything gets rearranged if either of my two on-hold-at-the-library books come in. I’m presently #1 of 142 holds for The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom–when I got in line I was around #65. I’m also #6 of 46 holds for Son by Lois Lowry; I was about #25 when I got in that line, and I’ve had time to reread all three previous books in the quartet while waiting. Sometimes the library is a little slow about new books…but no matter, they come eventually!
So covers my plans for the next couple of weeks. What are you reading?