The Books: This week has consisted of a lot of reading as I haven’t been able to move around much with my sprained ankle. I finished a large number of books, including The Goose Girl, Journey to the River Sea, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Evel Knievel Days.
This morning I could be found finishing up the last pages of Von Arnim’s The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen, which like her two books focused on gardening, is lovely. I do admit that I’d like the next Von Arnim I read to be a novel or novella again, outside of the Elizabeth universe. Just for a change.
I am currently reading Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, a memoir about reading a book a day. I have to admit that the book itself might not be as stellar as I had imagined it, but it does make me think about my own reading habits a lot, which is always interesting.
I’m also still reading North and South for the read along, though I have to admit I was done reading the part for next monday’s discussion by Tuesday. I should write up my post so I can continue reading .
And.. I am about to start Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell for a buddy read with Amy and Jessica. We are reading it in weekly installments of +/- 100 pages, so this one might be on my night stand for a while yet. Once I saw the trailer for the movie I knew I would have to cave to all of your love for the book and author. Plus, you know, I’d like to watch the movie once it’s released, but I’d like to read the book beforehand. I have a feeling the movie might be difficult to understand if you haven’t read the book – based on the trailer.
Lots of plans for the upcoming week And more in the process of being formulated in my head, I’m sure.
The Tea: Um, do you mean the coffee? I have a slight addiction to a kind of chocolate coffee I mix myself: instant dark hot chocolate powder mixed in with coffee. Not that I stopped drinking tea..
Thursday Tea is a weekly meme organised by Anastasia of Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog.