Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Monday -- What are You Reading?

  It's Monday - What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.

  This week I only finished one book:  Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King.  I'm hoping to make it to my non-fiction book group to discuss it.

   Books in progress:
   I did some War & Peace math and determined that to finish it in time for our discussion of it in January, I will need to read about 160 pages a week.  Not entirely unreasonable, but for me it is not the type of novel I can just dip in and out of -- I need a block of time to properly concentrate on it.  Plus even in paperback it is heavy and not one that can be carried around easily.

   My parents are still visiting after a quiet Thanksgiving with them and my in-laws.  On Thursday we are all heading up to Toronto to celebrate the first birthday of my twin nieces which will be a lot of fun. 

   What are you reading this week?


  1. Ooh, I've never been to Toronto...but I've always thought it seemed lovely (from pictures). I've only seen the provinces on the western side.

    I loved War and Peace, but it's been many years...and it's a long one.

    Great House has captured my attention.

    Here's my week:

    (click my name)

  2. Congrats on cracking War & Peace :) I'm curious about Great House & can't wait to hear what you think of it. No Monday meme for me would be identical to last week :(

  3. I have never read War and Peace! I think you are my reading hero this week! :) Have fun!

  4. Good luck with War and Peace. It's on my to be read list but not in the immediate future. :)

    Not much on my plate this week as I'm writing papers. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  5. I started War & Peace once...I don't know that I'll ever get around to trying it again for a finish. Good luck with it!

    Hre's my Monday:

  6. Thanks for all of the War&Peace encouragement!

    Great House is interesting so far. There's a bit of mystery involved that I haven't figured out yet, so it is keeping me involved in the story.


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