Finally! We've recovered from the long weekend in Boston, the facebook frenzy has passed, and best of all, I've started to read again. Life is back on track.
Reading for the week ahead will include some stories by T.C. Boyle. These continue to fascinate me, and I'll be sharing one for Short Story Monday tomorrow.
The Everything Austen Challenge continues. Last week I started Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill. The book is composed of letters exchanged between two long-time friends as they tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park together. Some very funny anecdotes about life and friendship slip into the correspondence, too. This appears to be a tried and true format for the duo. Previous books include Two Guys Read Moby Dick and Two Guys Read the Obituaries.
The summer vacation reading challenge will wrap up with Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. While this book is a little heavier than the last two books of my 'Italian tour' (The Enchanted April and A Thousand Days in Venice), the beautiful writing has captured my attention. I hope to spend some time in my chair by the lake with this book ...if the storms hold off!
Finally, a quick thank you goes out to HMSGofita from Gofita'a Pages for sending me this Your Blog Rocks award. Isn't that a great button? I've met the nicest people through the Everything Austen Challenge, and she's definitely at the top of the list! You should see the progress she's made with this challenge - Jane would surely be proud!
Hope you enjoy your Sunday. Where will your reading take you?