Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I once heard Nancy Pearl say that you should read into a book 100 pages minus your age before deciding to stop reading it. In general, I think she's right. I recently bought The Marriage Plot with high expectations; Jeffrey Eugenides is quite a writer. I've been reading it slowly, uninterestedly, and have only continued it for lack of something better on hand. Until yesterday! On page one hundred and thirty something, I finally got into it. And I'll be surprised if I don't lose sleep reading it late into the night over the next couple of days.
Abbott recently read Wildwood and loved it, and wanted me to read it, too. So, I'm also in the middle of that. It's fantastically well written, and the illustrations are gorgeous. We downloaded the audio book so Cal could hear it, and we've all been enjoying listening to it on our car trips to school, to hockey, etc.
Happy Tuesday to you.