Monday, December 30, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


What am I not reading?

I'm continuing to read, and really loving, Paul Scott's Staying On. It's a subtle, funny and richly detailed portrait of a small corner of India in the 1960s as an elderly British couple live out their last years and a young Indian couple try to navigate their changing, evolving country.

I started Ken Kalfus's Equilateral, a hard-to-categorize story set at the end of the 19th century, when intelligent life on Mars has been confirmed and a group of scientists attempt a massive stunt to gain that planet's attention. It's mannered and slow but the suspense is undeniable.

Finally, I'm keeping on with The Kept. It's set in a very wintry place, full of ice and snow and cold, and it's like that here so it's hard to read because I feel like I need to bundle up even more to read it! But I do like it.

I think I'm desperately trying to raise my numbers for the year and cram whatever I can before the 31st. What are you reading this week?
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