Look what came in the mail today! Bless you, Amazon.com. This is my copy of the final book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. I’m so excited to see how things turn out for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Al, and Trent. I’m also sad to see them go. I can’t make up my mind if I want to drop all my other reading assignments and start this one now, or if I should start my PAT CONROY MONTH!!! selection for this year, The Prince of Tides, or start my Numbers Challenge selection for this month, Umberto Eco’s The Island of the Day Before, or if I should read something else entirely. The fact that it’s already nine days into our favorite author’s special month makes me think I should tackle The Prince of Tides, despite the fact that it causes me physical pain to look at the cover. It’s a movie tie-in cover, which I absolutely hate, and hated in 1992 when I bought this book, but at the time I was so desperate to read/buy everything Pat Conroy had ever written that I sucked it up and bought it. And what I suspect annoys me the most is that the book was about so much more than the romance between Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand, I mean Tom Wingo and Susan Lowenstein, and yet there they are on the cover of my book, naked in profile. Blech. I’ve considered buying a new copy more than once.
I mean, look at it. It’s just awful.
But I digress. I’m definitely going to read The Witch with No Name soon, maybe between The Prince of Tides and The Island of the Day Before. I have twenty days left in the month. Surely I can get through 1639 pages of fiction in twenty days. Oh, and the last 70 pages of The Childhood of Jesus. No problem. (I’m kidding. There is no way I’m finishing all of these books before my twenty-year high school reunion on October 11th, let alone by the end of the month.)
I’ll have a final review on The Childhood of Jesus by Thursday. It’s going fine. Coetzee is very readable, and I’m enjoying it, but I still feel like I’m missing something.
I am impressed by how voracious a reader you manage to be and still work, and still run events! My 40th high school reunion is the same day. I hope to have skimmed many lightweight and well read books by then as well.
Thanks, Maria! I hardly consider myself as voracious a reader these days as I’ve been in the past, but I suppose I do read a fair amount. In all honesty I suspect I’m going to be reading the books I mentioned in my post for most of the rest of 2014. 🙂
Are you going to go to your reunion, btw? I had a lot of angst about deciding to go to mine….
Yes, although I will miss most of it because I have a concert the same evening. As to angst, I already know from a previous reunion that I will not recognize anyone, and no one will have anything to say to me anyway.
Jill I love your energy. I don’t have that much energy to read or write, but enjoy reading what you write about reading. My HS reunion is next year I think 20 years, or maybe 40 years.. or maybe somewhere in between I can’t remember or do math
Thanks Stephanie! I think you may be my only family member who actually reads our blog. I appreciate it a lot. I’m sure next year is just your twentieth high school reunion. You don’t look like you’re old enough to have been out of high school for any longer than that! 🙂