Weekend Reads: Book Market and American Pastoral by Philip Roth

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.

1160443I 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.

15994588I 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.


127455I 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?



2 thoughts on “Weekend Reads: Book Market and American Pastoral by Philip Roth

  1. Stumbled on your blog couple days ago and I like your style; so I’ll try to check in here from time to time.

    I try to always be reading 3 books:
    A non-fiction; atm Full Circle, Michael Palin.
    A classic or book which I know will take me a while to get through; Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
    And a random fiction book that caught my eye; right now I am the Messenger, Markus Zusak (started it today but it’s really entertaining so will probably finish it in 2 days max.)

    Lies of Locke Lamora has been on my to read list for a long while though, i’ll definitely be waiting for your review of that one.

    (sorry if this reply appears twice; my computer or your comment section is acting a bit funky)

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    • Thanks for you comment! It seems we have similar reading strategies. 🙂 I know there are a lot of people that like to focus on just one book at a time. I used to be that way, but these days I find that I need to have a few going at a time. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction – I think I had too much academic reading in the last years with my degree program that it just felt like too much to read non-fiction on top of it. I would like to try and read more of it now that I’m done with my degree. I’ll have to check out Full Circle.

      Looking forward to getting stuck into The Lies of Locke Lamora. Enjoy your weekend and happy reading!


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