This past week has been a slow one for me, reading-wise. I've been trying to recover from a head cold which has morphed into a chest cold. Video games have also been taking up most of my leisure time. Not only have I been playing Dance Dance Revolution with M for exercise (lost 2.6 lbs last week -- woo hoo!), but I also developed an urge to play Virtual Villagers 3. After ignoring the tall stack of books on my bedside table for the past week, I'm feeling a little self-imposed pressure to read a few before they have to back to the library.
CURRENTLY READING: I'm still working my way through Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream and Life of Pi. I may finish Scratch Beginnings before the end of the day, but I haven't picked up Life of Pi since I mentioned it last week. As I mentioned, the description of the book didn't entice me to read it, and now that I've read a couple chapters my mind hasn't been changed. I'm committed to finishing it since I am reading it with a partner, but I may have to force it down like castor oil.
ON DECK: I have several non-fiction books on fashion, household management, and language in my stack. My sense, however, is that my readers want to know about the novels, and I have three on hand --
I anticipate that they will all be quick reads. The Invention of Hugo Cabret looks like a chunkster, but a good bit of it is illustrations since it is supposed to be part graphic novel. Once I push through Life of Pi, the rest of my stack should be a breeze!