Wait, is it November already? It sure is, because it’s Canada and about three feet of snow outside. October was a month of revival for me; maybe not for reading, but for many other hobbies of mine. In major news, I began my language studies again, and it felt very good to get back into that groove. I even started another blog to track my progress and to collect my notes. It’s amazing how much I managed to forget in the past two years. All that reviewing took up a lot of my free time. Even though my reading progress had been a bit slow this past month and I had fallen a bit behind on my schedule and discussion groups, I am still very happy with the final result.
Books finished [October] 2/4:
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima
Books in progress:
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry [34%]
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [27%]
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [9%]
Additions to the library:
- The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
Plans for October [or near future]:
- Number one priority for November is of course to catch up with my calendar. I am only a week or two behind, so it shouldn’t take too long before I am on track again.
- Continue with The Woman in White and The Woman in Black mini-challenge. It might go way into December, but I stopped caring about deadlines a long time ago.
- Get ready for the end of the year . That means trying to finish up as many books as possible before opening new ones. This will probably prevent me from starting chunkier books (sorry, A Storm of Swords), especially since I already have a few big ones in progress.