Just as planned, I finished The Name of the Rose this past weekend. I really needed to just sit down and finish that book. Things made more sense that way. I am pleased with the ending, in a sense that I did not really expect the solution to the mystery to unfold the way it did. I think I will now put The Foucault’s Pendulum on my TBR, since Eco is pretty much amazing. Besides accomplishing that, I also cleaned up my “currently-reading” shelf and finally finished House and Philosophy. I have some mixed feelings about it, since I loved some essays and got desperately bored by others. But still, it was not sufficient enough of an excuse to drag this book out for over a year (can’t believe it took me that long). I will be continuing to post my notes in weeks to come, instead of doing a traditional review-type of post. As a spur of the moment I also picked up Psycho by Robert Bloch, which became the basis of Hitchcock’s famous masterpiece. It was short, punchy and of course creepy, just what I needed for a gloomy Sunday evening.
So, what am I to read this week? As I mentioned many times before, I am quite a bit behind on my reading calendar. Since I still don’t feel like pressuring myself into catching up, I think I will just focus on bringing myself up to pace with A Storm of Swords. I don’t really want to spoil the book for myself by watching the series first; and I also don’t want to get bored watching something that I would already expect to happen. Because of this weird OCD of mine, I’ve been trying not to get too far ahead in neither the book or the show. Unfortunately, I am about 200 pages behind in reading, and the TV is starting to give away things I am not really ready for yet. So, quickly catching up this week would be a good idea.