Time spent reading: approx. 2 hours
Reading Goals for next week: In addition to finishing Royal Escape and Three Tales, I’d like to start a new short story collection I picked up at the library yesterday: American Gothic Tales, edited by Joyce Carol Oates. I’d also like to read at least one essay from The Madwoman in the Attic and begin Wuthering Heights and/or To the Lighthouse.
Now, onto the Library Loot:
Besides the American Gothic Tales book, I grabbed Margaret Drabble’s personal history with jigsaw puzzle, The Pattern in the Carpet. I’ve nearly picked it up before and I don’t know why I didn’t check it out sooner. I started reading the first chapter while standing in the library and it looks really good. An interesting topic in the hands of a darn good writer! My last book for this week was Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this one, but I thought Geek Love was fantastic and I’m eager for another circus/carnival tale.
I limited myself to three library books this week as Hope had a HUGE pile of mostly dog books. She is reading about different dog breeds and obsessively watches Animal Planet. Anyway, she informed me she needs that many books for her “research.”
Alright, its late and I’m off to bed, tomorrow I’ll have to read the other Sunday Salon posts!