Finally, it is time for me to sit down and read! After a morning and early afternoon full of errands, I am relieved.
Last night, I finished Circus Queen and Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline. Circus history is one of those fascinating side notes that I’m always compelled to read, so of course I was thrilled to receive this book from the University of Illinois Press, and the memoir doesn’t disappoint. It’s actually a combination of two memoirs written by Tiny Kline. One was full of personal anecdotes about her experience and the other circus history, so the editor, Janet M. Davis, combined the two, and came up with a very compelling book. I’ll have a review coming later this week.
Of course, I’ve been continuing with two other books too. I can feel the pressure from my growing ARC pile as it’s causing me to read more books at once! I’m still working on Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours by Noga Arikha, which, while interesting, doesn’t pull at me to come back to it when I’m not reading. So it’s going slower than I’d like, but I’ll get it read and reviewed before my move. My goal is to have all on-going books finished by my flight on the 27th. I’m hoping that I can actually make that flight; the British embassy still hasn’t issued my visa and I’m getting nervous! They must be busy given that many Americans are heading over around now, but that doesn’t change the fees I’ll have to pay if my flight needs to be changed.
I’ve also got two fiction reads going, Immortal by Traci Slatton (for The Literate Housewife‘s book club) and The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea by Christopher Meeks. I’m enjoying these a lot and I’ll have them finished very soon. Again, expect reviews! I’m trying to get ahead with reviews so that I have a little cushion when I get to England in case I don’t have much time to read.
Have a great week, everyone!