Readerly Rambles: 06/02/2014

What I read: May was not a successful reading month. I read one book. ONE. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope was freaking amazing, but still… ONE BOOK.

What I’m reading:

I’m nearly half-way through The Game of Thrones. I pretty much wish I could quit being a grown-up and read all day. Alas, there are five gigantic books in the series thus far and I must read all of them — NOW. We’ll see how long it takes me to give up cooking, cleaning, and sleep to spend all my time reading about Westeros.

I’ve also embarked on reading Moby Dick with Roofbeam Reader’s read-along. I’m only a few pages in, but I can already tell that 34-year old me will enjoy and appreciate this book far more than 16-year old me!

What’s up next:

If everything goes as planned I should wrap up The Game of Thrones this weekend. Then it is on to my classics club spin, The Professor by Charlotte Bronte, and then the next book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, Doctor Thorne.

Estella Society:

The Estella Society is back with their second season of the Estella Project. Last month the Estella Society elicited favorite book recommendations from readers and then made a list. The goal is to for other readers to pick 1, 2, or 3 of the titles to read between now and September 1st. I don’t know how many I will fit in this summer, but I know that I at least want to read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Now, time to dig into some reading.June has got to be a better reading month!!!


  1. Periodically, the idea crosses my mind that I ought to read Moby Dick. It’s one of a handful of mostly American Lit classics that I feel like I should have read but never did. And then the idea fades and I settle back into my regular reading routine, enormously content NOT to be reading Moby Dick! But I look forward to following along vicariously through your blog!

  2. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could all just quit being grown-ups and read? I’ve wondered about the GoT series…sounds like you’re liking them? I started the first on audio but got too confused with all the names so quit. I think it’s one I need to actually read.

    Have fun with Moby Dick. It’s work but I think it’s worth it. And you’ll LOVE Eleanor & Park.

    1. I am really enjoying GoT. I was going to try audio, but a friend of mine said she had issues with all the names and locations. I think the audiobooks will be useful for rereading.

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