Monday, July 16, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I had a fun weekend watching France win the World Cup and seeing the new Marvel movie, "Ant-Man and the Wasp." I didn't read much except for dribs and drabs of my bedside reading but that's OK.

Today I'm starting the last chapter of Tom McCarthy's C, a Booker Prize nominee from several years back that's been sitting on my shelf forever. I've been reading it for about the past two weeks and I hope to finish it this week.  Then it's on to the next hardcover on the hardcover shelf.

Also on my nightstand is Ivan Chistyakov's The Day Will Pass Away:The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard 1935-1936.  It's a miracle it survived his own imprisonment and death not long after. I anticipate spending about two weeks reading it.

My carry-around book right now is Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat, a book I'm long overdue to read, about a Haitian girl who moves to New York- but that summary just barely scratches the surface of this luminous classic.

Plus I've still got Code Girls on audio but I'm down to less than 3 hours on it now. I could listen to it forever- it's so interesting and well done- but alas it will end at some point soon. But I have the new David Sedaris to look forward to afterwards.

What are you reading today?

1 comment:

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I am currently reading "A Rule Against Murder" by Louise Penney and The Princess in Black with my daughter!