The folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the last Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and plan to read. You can learn more about it by clicking the link or the button: the participants for this month are linking here.
I am 3/8″ (264 pages) through my 2″ thick (1,463 pages) copy of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.
I had read a couple of different abridged versions, but I had wanted to read the complete unabridged version. I am enjoying it. There are places where it is a bit tedious and sections that are more drawn out than a modern reader would generally like, but there are moments of sheer beauty and times when I’ve read several pages without realizing it. I am looking forward to reviewing it — whenever I get done with it.
I’ve finished six out of the ten books on my Fall Into Reading list, but I am veering off course now. I’ve never specifically read Christmas books during the Christmas season before until last year, but I really enjoyed that. I was in the Christian bookstore Saturday and saw a whole shelf of Christmas books, many on sale. So I picked up All I Have to Give by Melody Carlson, which I’ve just started, A Merry Little Christmas which is a compilation of two novellas, one by Catherine Palmer and one by Jillian Hart, and A Victorian Christmas: Sentiments and Sounds of a Bygone Era. Isn’t it a pretty book? It has a CD in it that I’ve not listened to yet. Then I just remembered recently I had a copy of @ Home for the Holidays with the same characters from SAHM I Am by Meredith Efken about a group of women who stay in touch via an e-mail loop. I picked it up on a clearance table earlier in the year and decided to save it for the holidays.
And then I really wanted to reread To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson about America’s first missionary, Adoniram Judson, before the Fall Into Reading Challenge ended Dec.22.
So it looks like I’ll be plenty busy!