February has been surprisingly busy, the past two weeks especially. Getting a nasty cold didn’t help.
I don’t have long before I need to get dinner ready and watch the Oscars, but I wanted to do a quick post about what I’m reading, since it’s been a while.
During my trip to Michigan I was in the mood for a love story, so I googled lists of best love story novels. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was on almost every list, so I picked up a copy at Schuler Books. It’s a whopping 673 pages, and I’m currently about 200 pages from the end. I love it so far, and it’s exactly what I was looking for.
I’m also read Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, which is excellent. I’ve marked it all up with circles and stars because there are so many little quotes and passages that are wonderful. I’ll gather the best of them for a post when I’m done with the book. In the book she writes about the difficulties she had writing her second novel, Rosie. It went through 3 major re-writes, but finally came together and is one of her most beloved and bestselling novels. I really want to read it now, and I picked up a copy at Strand last week.
After I finish these I think I need to read something shorter to try to keep up with my goal of 100 books. Maybe Thank You, Jeeves – I’m in the mood for a P. G. Wodehouse. :)
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