... since I didn't have time for a Sunday Salon.
Last week was unusual, at least as far as reading goes. I picked up three different newish books, read less than fifty pages, and set them aside. I couldn't seem to commit to anything and decided I just wasn't in the mood for contemporary fiction... strange. Finally, I pulled Stoner by John Williams from my shelf. It seems to be a quiet, introspective book with gorgeous writing and, so far, I love it.
I'm also still reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo for my book club.
Things were much better on the audio front, due in part to beautiful fall weather and longer morning walks. First, I finished Wheat Belly by William Davis and posted my thoughts on Saturday.
Then, due to slow reading progress, I downloaded the audio edition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers and made it a read/listen combination. I've reached the halfway mark now, so it seems to have been worth it... though I must admit I'm not loving the book as much as I'd expected. We'll see how the second half goes.
Yesterday, with six hours of uninterrupted listening time driving to and from The Mount (Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, MA), I started The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw. With 25 hours still left, this definitely qualifies as a long-term commitment.
Oh, the reason behind that visit to The Mount? Audrey and I met to discuss our shared read of The Age of Innocence and tour the house and gardens... but that deserves its own post!