First is a read-along of Bleak House by Charles Dickens hosted by Amanda at The Zen Leaf. This is a great book, but my Penguin Classics edition has 989 pages! Around page 400, I'm enjoying Dickens characters immensely and am eagerly waiting for their stories to be woven together. I'm tackling Bleak House as a combination read/listen and that's working well for me. The read-along officially wraps up at the end of October. My wrap-up will likely coincide with the end of the year.
Second is my book club selection - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. The meeting was Friday but, since I still have 150 pages left, I decided not to attend. This could very well end up on my list of favorites for the year!
On the horizon:
Our new book club selection is The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald. I don't know much about this one. Have any of you read it? My hold has been placed and, hopefully, it will arrive in plenty of time.
Frances is hosting a Madame Bovary read-along next month. A new translation by Lydia Davis was recently released and it's received some excellent reviews. I'm really looking forward to revisiting this classic. Will you be joining us? My copy arrived on Friday... one of the highlights of a very trying week. Thanks so much, Frances!
Now it's off to the couch with Cutting for Stone in my lap and football on TV in the background. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!