Monday, March 16, 2015

It's Monday! (3/16/15)
It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
I think it every year, but I'll say it again this year: This has been the best year of reading yet! And it's only March. I've read some fantastic books, and what I'm currently reading continues the trend.
Last week I finished my re-read of How Reading Changed My Life. It was much too short. I could read about Anna Quindlen reading for ages.
This week I'll be finishing (don't count your chickens, right?) Rebecca and Little House in the Big Woods. Rebecca. Oh my goodness. For more than the first half of the book, there isn't a whole lot going on, but last night a bomb was dropped, and I have a feeling things will be progressing at quite a clip from here on out. What a ride. I have no idea what's going to happen, and I love it!
I'm not quite halfway through Little House in the Big Woods. I think this would have been a great book (series) for me as a child, but there's not a lot to attract me as an adult. It's a little too simple, I think. Don't get me wrong, I like simple, but this is simple in a way that doesn't translate for me as an adult. I feel like I really missed out on something not reading these decades ago.
And then there's Middlemarch. My set of CDs is narrated by Nadia May, who apparently is well-respected for her audiobook narration. All I can tell you is that Nadia May is now the voice in my head and will be every time I pick up an English book from now until forever. I'm on CD 15 (of 25), and I'll be "reading" the book for all of March, at least.
Oh, and I'm loving the story.

What will I pick up when I'm done with Rebecca?
If my copy of Dead Wake arrives in time, I'll start that. If not, I'll start Jeannette Walls' Half Broke Horses.
What are you reading this week?


  1. I would say, even if you don't love Little House in the Big Woods, don't give up on the series as an adult. I also found that one a bit simplistic, but I absolutely loved some of the later ones (Little Town on the Prairie might be my favorite).

    1. Thanks for the advice, Amy. That's good to know.

      And thanks for the Rebecca recommendation. I just finished it, and oh my heart...!