It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
I've never linked up to "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" but I've realized that unless my husband asks me what I'm reading, I don't get to spout off about my books until I review them, which is sometimes a long time. So I'm hoping to make this a weekly thing.
I'm starting out the year with a desire to clean off the TBR books that have been there a long time. I don't know how long that desire will last, so I'm taking advantage of it! I've also set up a number of reading goals for the year, and I'm reading to meet some of those challenges.
The university is closed today, so you can bet I'll be reading! Have a great week, everyone.
This week I'm reading Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (from the TBR). I'm enjoying it quite a bit. It hasn't gotten gross yet, but I've been assured it will!
And I'm continuing with Americans' Favorite Poems which was a poetry project devised by poet laureate Robert Pinsky during his tenure. He asked poetry lovers to write in with their favorite poem and why it's a favorite. I'm reading this one because it's been on the TBR forever and to fulfill the "read a collection of classic poetry" challenge. So far, I've been reading a couple poems before bed, and at that pace, I'll be reading the book for a long time.
Last week, I finished A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. It will be made into a movie this year. (Can you say, "capitalizing on the success of Wild"?) I bet Bryson was pretty cocky when Robert Redford was cast for to play him.
I far preferred Wild as A Walk... kind of made me cranky. It was so uneven and doesn't show the writing brilliance that Bryson's One Summer did. I can't believe they were written by the same man! It won't be one of my favorites of the year, but I'm glad I finally read it.
What will you be reading this week?