One of my goals when I launched this blog was to provide a place for readers to share what they’re reading.
So let’s have it. What are you currently reading or what have you recently read that you can recommend for the rest of us (or warn us to avoid like the plague).
Of late I’ve spent most of my time away from work doing the final edits on a book that will be published in the fall. The very last chore, which proved to be Herculean, was moving 401 parenthetical citations into 401 end notes, a daunting task that took a good many hours. The manuscript is finally done and in the hands of copy editors, so I have more time for reading. Hallelujah!
I’m currently well into my annual midwinter read, a nice fat tome that I can stay with for a while. This year it is Bleak House, a Dickens novel that I missed, and I’m loving it. I started a blog entry with one of its opening lines a few weeks ago – “Fog up the river, fog down the river…” – so I slipped into that fine fog myself and am making an enjoyable trek through its nearly thousand pages. I also recommend Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles, which Karen and I both liked very much. The seventh, and final, installment was recently published. Each novel is a page-turner, and you’ll likely be hooked from the start. Read them, of course, in order.
So, come on. What are you reading? The temperature will tumble today and the next few days will be perfect for sitting by the fire with a good book. Make a suggestion or two for folks in need of a fetching read.
By the way, I share this business on facebook, but more people will see your suggestion(s) if you respond on the blog itself, like my follower in Quebec who emails me on occasion. Now he probably really needs a good book by a roaring fire to survive the winter up there.