Monday, July 30, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I DNF'd The Misfortunates and started some new things.

I'm still enjoying Eventide, which honestly I could have finished last week but I was sick enough that even reading was too much during the day. So I'm still working on that.
And I've still got Calypso going in audioland; this will probably be my companion for the remainder of the summer. I love taking long walks around town with David Sedaris in my ear when the weather is nice.

At bedside I'm treating myself to an A.S. Byatt (she's my favorite author). I'm reading A Whistling Woman, the fourth and final book in the Frederica Potter series. I read book three, Babel Tower, earlier this year or late last year (I can't remember). Considering that about twenty years elapsed between me reading book two of the series (Still Life) and Babel and I was able to catch up easily, transitioning into book four has been nothing. That said, Whistling is written as a stand-alone and we get a nice little précis at the beginning, then a whole new slate of characters are introduced alongside the Potter clan. And Whistling is a long book that you have read slowly so it will be with me for a while. Maybe if I have nothing better to do for a year or so I'll re-read the whole series.

Finally I'm almost done with  The Day Will Pass Away, a year's worth of diaries from a man called Ivan Chistyakov who served as a prison guard in a Soviet forced labor camp. It is not light reading. I expect to finish in the next couple of days.

What are you reading?

1 comment:

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I'm reading Sunburn by Laura Lippman. Just finished A Reliable Wife.