Hi, readers! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book review so I wanted to keep you updated on what my recent reading activities have been.
I like to read multiple books at a time because I find that what I want to read often changes with my mood. Can anyone else relate? Does it bother you to read multiple books at a time or do you prefer to have options?
I’m currently reading three different books with American Pastoral by Philip Roth getting most of the reading time. I am hoping to finish this one up this weekend. When I first started reading this book I fell in love with the writing style. Philip Roth’s sentences are so rich and beautiful. I felt like this would be a book I would love after only reading the first few paragraphs. I still think the writing is really beautiful, but I think the story is kind of moving a bit too slowly for me at the moment. I am looking forward to talking more about this book in an upcoming review so I will save the rest of my thoughts for that post.
I started reading Middlemarch by George Eliot on my kindle a few weeks ago. I talked about my experience reading this book on my kindle in a previous post. I had to stop reading it at about 11% in because I felt like I was just missing too much by reading it on my kindle. When I put it aside, I ordered the Penguin English Library edition of Middlemarch and that arrived in the post on Tuesday! Such a pretty cover! I am looking forward to getting back into that book in the weeks to come.
I always also like to keep at least one book going on my kindle so that I can read at night-time without needing to have a lamp on. I started The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch the other night. I’m not very far into this book yet so I don’t really know what to think of it at this point, but I know it’s an extremely popular fantasy series so I am looking forward to discovering what makes it so great.
On Sunday mornings my city has a second-hand book market so I am hoping that the weather will be nice enough to go and enjoy it this Sunday. After that, I am planning on heading to the park with my picnic blanket and spending some time enjoying my weekend reads! I’ll post an update next week if I find any great books at the book market.
Happy weekend reading, everyone!
What are you planning to read this weekend?