It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon around here, but before I get into what I’m reading, I’d like to direct you over to Love Romance Passion, one of my favorite romance novel blogs. Keira has an interview with me up!
I have just finished Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry and I’m feeling surprisingly triumphant about it. Heidenkind and I are reading it this month together, and I thought I’d have the whole month to work leisurely through this 950 page book. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case – someone else requested it almost the minute I took it out of the library, so I only had until this Tuesday. I decided to read it last week, but it went incredibly slowly up to the 300 page mark. I definitely despaired of finishing it this weekend, but when I finally had a chance to read it steadily I found it flew by. Expect a joint review towards the end of month – I’m glad my half won’t be negative at all!
I’m discovering that I’m even more of a money hoarder than I am a book hoarder. At present I have an Amazon cart all set up with 10 books in it, but I think I like the money in my bank account more than I like the books in my hands! I’m not sure if it’s just because I’m not used to working, so it hasn’t hit me that I will earn more, if I’m guilty about the books I haven’t read yet, or if I’m just cheap. Only time will tell – but most of the books in there are preorders anyway, so I’m sure I’ll loosen my fist when they’re released and everyone else starts buying and reading them.
For the moment, though, I’ve been enjoying my local library. All four books I read last week were library books. I have one review copy that I should get read this month and my mom has sent me a box of review copies, but otherwise I’m indulging in choosing whatever I feel like reading. Now that Lonesome Dove is out of the way, I’m planning on racing through at least one book later this afternoon, Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn. I read through the entirety of the series last summer in a couple of days, so I’m anticipating that this one will be just as quick and enjoyable. I have some work to do but I’m hoping that won’t take too long.
I had a genuine bookish question that I wanted to ask this week in my Salon post, but I’ve forgotten it between Friday and today – I’ve been letting the weekend stupor take over my mind! So I’ll just leave you with an ordinary question – what are you reading today?