Sunday, February 15, 2015
Okay, I know, it's the day after Valentine's, but close enough.
This week I'm working on the massive (over 1,000 pages) A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. I'm enjoying this book very much, although I'm only halfway through it. There's a Macbeth allusion, among other attractions.
This is my thirteenth book of 2015, and with the exception of ARCS, every book I have read this year has been from my TBR collection (sorry, can't technically call it a stack or a pile). Thus, I am doing quite nicely on the TBR Double Dog Dare hosted by James Reads Books.
For a class I'm teaching, I'm reading The Narrative of Frederick Douglass for probably the fifth or sixth time. It's still completely mesmerizing and inspiring. At the end of 2014 I bought a hardcover copy of Colum McCann's Trans Atlantic so that I can read it again. I got an ARC from LibraryThing, and I loved the book so much (it actually made me cry, and not just a few tears). The time Douglass spent in Ireland is and important part of Trans Atlantic, and it is one reason I loved the book so much.
Other books I'm reading right now are mostly for school or for my writing practice. I seem to pick books up, read a chapter, and then put them down for a while far more than I ever used to.
I wish I were better about writing reviews as soon as I finish a book. I'm really behind in writing and posting reviews, even of books I really liked.
Share your book love in the comments: are you working on your TBR pile? Do you have a book that you read and loved recently? Share the book love....