The last half of this week has been extremely busy. On both Thursday and Friday I worked 15 hour shifts, and I am working straight through until next Friday. It has made me a little grumpy and tired and I sadly have not had a lot of time to browse blogs.
But, such is life and I know that working will be a better choice in the long run. I am also home alone this weekend. The rest of my family, and Matt, are down in Indiana going to the Indy 500. This is the first time in 17 years I haven't gone, but that's alright. They told me it is very warm and humid, so I'll take work over that any day. It has given me some time to relax after those long shifts and to cuddle with the cats.
Anyway, I ended up having a great reading week. Matt and I were up north at his parents' log cabin on Monday and Tuesday, so I flew through As I Lay Dying and The Return of Sherlock Holmes while I was up there. Matt was also reading, Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer, and we had a great time. Speaking of Matt, does anyone have any suggestions of things for him to read? He likes mostly non-fiction and things about mountain-climbing and the like. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
I also started Gone with the Wind, which I have never read and I have also never seen the movie. I am around page 630 or so in my edition right now (there are about 950 pages in my edition) and I just can't get enough of it. It is definitely a fast read for its size and I cannot wait to know what happens. I'll probably try and finish it in the next day or two.
Plans for this week are to finish Gone with the Wind, as well as read The Hound of the Baskervilles. I am also going to try and get through the first section of Gulliver's Travels for my read-along (by the way, there is still plenty of time to sign up for them! Links are above!).
I hope you all have a great reading week and I hope that I can be around a little more this week!
I need to reread Gone With the Wind. I read it several times when I was in upper elementary/middle school. I am 27 and have not reread it in over a decade. It would be interesting to read it from an adult perspective. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. I personally did not like the movie as much as the book. :)ReplyDelete
The log cabin sounds lovely and as always, I'm so impressed with all the reading you do! I've never read Gone With the Wind or seen the movie either, maybe someday.ReplyDelete
Ohhhh I am so hoping to read Gone With the Wind soon! I got it for Christmas and have also never read the book or seen the movie. Your excitement is making me want to read it sooner! Matt has probably already read this, but my boyfriend just finished A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson and he really enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I know exactly what you mean when you say you can't wait to know what happens in GWTW. I rememeber thinking, time after time, what will Scarlett do next??ReplyDelete
I read and loved Gone With the Wind, but then watched the movie right after which was a mistake. I would say either don't watch the movie or wait a long time. (I have many friends and family members who would ostracize me for making this statement!)ReplyDelete
I may have already said this, but I'm interesting in joining in for Gulliver's Travels, but I read it already a few years ago(loved it!) and I'm just playing it be ear to see if I can read it again.
I still have to read Gone With the Wind as well. Like you, I've never seen the movie either.ReplyDelete
I've seen the movie a few times, but have yet to read the book. Glad to hear you're enjoying it. I can't tell you how many times it's been in my hands at the bookstore. One of these days...ReplyDelete
I've never read Gone with the Wind. I'm glad it's such a pleasant reading experience for you because it seems so long I hesitate to pick it up!ReplyDelete