it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

It has been a hard week for reading—first week in the new place, so I’ve had a lot to do around here (after being at my day job all day, not to mention reviewing/writing work for my PT job), and I always have trouble sleeping in a new place. This coming week might be tough, too. I have to work ahead at my jobs a little bit the next few days before heading back to Aspen on Thursday to pick up my husband (the festival he’s been at for eight weeks is ending this weekend!)

Anyway, I tried starting The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, which is on my TBR Pile Challenge (which I’m two books behind on now…) and only got about 10 pages in. It’s not bad, not at all—just my circumstances are making it hard to concentrate. I just need a really good, long chunk of time to get into it. Might just have to wait until I’m back from the Colorado trip. Even though I couldn’t sit still and read, doesn’t mean I was without literature this week. As I was unpacking and driving around running errands I listened to Beloved by Toni Morrison. Briefly, since I’ll post a full review later this week: I loved it, especially read by Morrison herself. That really made the book super captivating and extra enjoyable. This was my first book of Morrison’s!

Otherwise, I’ve downloaded three other audiobooks for my drive to Colorado (although if I get through two, I’ll be impressed):

  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

What are you reading this week?

6 thoughts on “it’s monday! what are you reading?

  1. I’m really interested in what your final thoughts will be on Beloved. I read it, but it was somewhere around a million years ago 😉

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