It’s Monday – What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.
This week I only finished one book: Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King. I’m hoping to make it to my non-fiction book group to discuss it.
Books in progress:
- The Best European Fiction 2010 edited by Aleksandar Hemon
- Great House by Nicole Krauss
- War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (I’ve finished Volume I, Part 1!)
I did some War & Peace math and determined that to finish it in time for our discussion of it in January, I will need to read about 160 pages a week. Not entirely unreasonable, but for me it is not the type of novel I can just dip in and out of — I need a block of time to properly concentrate on it. Plus even in paperback it is heavy and not one that can be carried around easily.
My parents are still visiting after a quiet Thanksgiving with them and my in-laws. On Thursday we are all heading up to Toronto to celebrate the first birthday of my twin nieces which will be a lot of fun.
What are you reading this week?