Hello there! I hope your week has been lovely. This has been one of those weeks for me where reading slid off the radar. I think the only reading I did was a few chapters a night before bed. There’s no good reason for it, just my brain needing a break I suppose, although I did spend every night watching the Australian Open and that cut into my reading time. I’m about half-way through several books including The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine which is my book group book that we’ll discuss on Thursday. Of course, this one is my first priority right now. It’s a good thing that it is very funny with quirky, realistic characters – and a modern spin on Sense & Sensibility. It is fascinating to see how Schine reinterprets the classic Jane Austen story.
At work I put in a proposal to start a ‘Big Book Discussion’. My idea is to take one chunky book like Anna Karenina or War & Peace and read (and discuss) it over three or four months. I don’t know if any library patrons will be into it, but I’m going to give it a shot and see what happens. We have several successful book groups at the library and a lot of adventurous readers so I’m optimistic that at least a few people will join in. If you have any suggestions for chunksters that would be good for discussion, please let me know!
Enjoy your Sunday!