Monday, August 31, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Another Monday, another update.

I'm still working on Flood of Fire; that's a long book, and a slow read. I've been going at about half a chapter a day and I'm on chapter 6 now. The plot is moving very slowly. Sea of Poppies started out slow, too, so I'm not worried, just very interested to see where it will go.

I'm almost done with The Adventures of Don Chipote, about a Mexican man who comes to the United States and finds it's not all it's cracked up to be. It's a fun read, poignant and somewhat didactic. It's also a period piece but one with relevance today.

Finally, I started Malarky, by Anakana Schofield, which I picked up in Ireland in 2013. This is the story of an Irish woman whose husband has just died and whose son is in the Army, and her comic journey to make sense of her life.

So this week I'll keep on with the two I've got going, but probably not start a new one unless I finish both Don Chipote and Malarky. I only started Malarky because I had to take the subway into Brooklyn and couldn't find Don Chipote. I always carry a book when I'm traveling! But I'm happy to report that even though I still continue to acquire books, I have weeded many more than I've accumulated since moving, so my overall TBR pile is shrinking. Yay!

What are you reading today?