I feel like my reading has slacked off in the last month! Since Ferragosto I have spent a little more time watching movies and reading magazines and worshiping the sun, so the list has gotten smaller.
I finished “Beatrice and Virgil” on 8/19 and found myself sobbing at the end. It was an odd little book and I ended up feeling manipulated and mad at the author for making me “go there.” It was really horrifying at the end and I can’t recommend it to anyone because I don’t want to be responsible for anyone else feeling that way. Ugh. It definitely wasn’t as long-lasting in my mind as the Life of Pi (same author) but he is an incredible author.
I’ve also read a fluffy Jennifer Crusie book, which was fun. Very fun. Light and quick and smart. I brought a lot of books home from the library and ended up bringing four out of five of them back unread! Goodness.
Now I’m reading an Elin Hildebrand book – I generally like her books – The Love Season. Very summery, east coasty. Fun. And I’m also reading “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller. It’s for an online bookclub with Nicole Baart and it’s about thinking about the story you want your life to tell about you. It’s going three chapters at a time – and they’re short chapters that fly by so only reading three a week is kind of painful! Last week I even re-read the entire nine chapters that had been read thus far. But Nicole posts on Mondays and I haven’t read the “assigned” chapters for tonight. It’ll be a quick thing to do before bed.
Sarah and I made a WalkieTalkie book plan – wonder if I can remember it! I think we wanted to discuss the “Girl Who” books we’d read with Nina, and then read “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safron Foer for October. I also plan to read the Harry Potter series, as well. I’d like to get it done by the time the last movie comes out in late November. Is that right, Sarah?
Well, off to read!