Diversions

Checking In For #NaNoReMo

Has it been another week already? Time flies!

The extra reading plan has been going fairly well. I’ve been cheating somewhat, by choosing shorter novels than my normal diet of of 600+ page monstrosities.

Here’s the status report so far

  • Idoru by William Gibson – Done!
  • Open Your Eyes by Paul Jessup – Done!
  • Sleight of Hand by Peter S. Beagle – At the halfway mark. Been enjoying this lunchtime companion. I usually have enough time to finish one story over the break. Perhaps more thoughts on this collection later. I’ve left the kitchen crying twice already.
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – 4 chapters in. Reading this one out loud has been a bundle of fun, though the first night E fell asleep after 4 pages and begged for a recap the next day.

Read anything fun lately you want to recommend or share?

13 Comments

  1. Since New Year’s I’ve finished The Hunger Games trilogy (good, but not fantastic) and I’m about 70% (per Kindle) done with Jane Eyre which I’m enjoying. The pace of classic novels is much slower than modern titles and I’m enjoying the break.

    1. It’s funny about the pacing. I kind of like the slow. I also wonder if it has something to do with handwriting instead of using a typewriter or computer. I’m sure that affects the length. Just random thoughts…

  2. Impressive progress. I’m now just short of halfway through the first Hunger Games book. It’s at the point where I’m actually hooked, and look forward to reading more.

    So you’re enjoying Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland? I’ll be interested to hear more about that. It’s on my to-read list (fairly deep down, but only because I have so many good books to read and several that I already own that I need to read first).

    1. I am! On a large scale it’s framed as a standard fairytale, but its full of so much imagination that I feel like mine’s lacking. I’m constantly surprised and delighted. I’ve been reading with a smile on my face. Lovely lovely book.

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