Earlier this week, I outlined my modest reading goals for this month, one of which was to continue participating in a read-along of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House with Amanda of The Zen Leaf. However, this morning, as I picked up the book to begin again, realized I already am two weeks behind in the schedule and haven’t contributed a single post about the read-along, I decided that it was time for me to abandon this reading challenge.
I’m also reading two other books now, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, and The Force Is Middling In This One (And Other Ruminations from the Outskirts of The Empire) by Robert Kroese. Friday I also received Purple Jesus by Ron Cooper in the mail, which I’m going to be reading along with a group over at Goodreads, after being invited by J.C. Montgomery of The Biblio Blogazine. Not to mention that I have Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, waiting in the wings, and which my wife is reading now.
Plus I have the attention span of a gnat. I have to admit that one of the reasons I continue with the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is because the books average around 200 pages.
Speaking of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, this month Agatha Christie would have been 100 years old on Sept. 15, if she still were alive, and in celebration of that, the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival is having a blog carnival tour all month, started Wednesday and running through Sept. 30 (click on link for full schedule). This blog will be one of the stops on the tour on Thursday, Sept. 9, with me as your host for that day. I hope you’ll stop by here and the other blogs along the way.
Before I leave here to continue reading Larsson and Kroese’s books, I do want to mention a few posts from earlier this week on this blog that you might have missed:
- My sister, Lisa of Boondock Ramblings, wrote a guest post here about how she fell in love with To Kill A Mockingbird.
- My alter ego, Unfinished Rambler, wrote a post about not getting a photo of what would have been excellent blog fodder.
- He also wrote another post earlier in the week called “I am stuck on this ditty and this ditty’s stuck on me“.
So what are you reading today? Any books you’ve abandoned this week or within the last few months? Or ever?