Unlike some people, I am not planning on getting a lot of reading in this holiday week. My husband is home, and I never read as much when he’s home as I do when he’s traveling. (As much as I like to read, I’d much prefer to have him around more often.)
That said, I do think I’ll finish the Cather and my monthly project (Talmage) this week. Then I’ll focus on the really old classics (Shonagon and Sir Gawain). Although I got a number of new books this week, I probably won’t get through much of them before the new year. (I’m having a hard time resisting library books lately.)
The biggest change in my reading plans this week is that I gave up on the Wharton I started and chose a different one for my upcoming Circuit visit. Since I started the Circuit, I was feeling obligated to read something no one else was reading (I selected Son at the Front). But I found myself dreading it and wishing I was reading The Touchstone. It’s not that Son at the Front was bad for the 25 pages I read – I just didn’t feel like reading a novel about Paris in August of 1914. I ultimately decided I had every right to read what I want to read. I’m glad I changed, because I enjoyed reading The Touchstone very much. It was a New York Wharton story.
Are you going to get more or less reading time during the holidays?
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