Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a snow day miracle: I finished The Arabian Nights! It only took me 39 days, so it's not a big deal or anything...
I also read two other books this week so, at the risk of jinxing everything, I am going to say that I have my reading mojo back. Hooray!
Read This Week:
By J.W. Ironmonger
The Arabian Nights
By E. L. Doctorow
Posts from this Past Week:
Reviews of The Rosie Project, Some Nerve, and Golden State
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table
By Shauna Niequist
Dept. Of Speculation
By Jenny Offill
What are you reading this week?
The cover of Arabian Nights looks so special.ReplyDelete
It's a really beautiful edition! The pages are gold and the illustrations are really lovely.Delete
That's a gorgeous edition of the Arabian Nights! Happy reading :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Maree! It was a gift from my husband. He does well with the book buying! :)Delete
Yay! You did it! I bet a great sense of accomplishment was felt having defeated that mammoth sized book!ReplyDelete
Dept. Of Speculation looks interesting, I'd love to hear more about that.
Bits & Bobs
I may have walked into the other room and dropped the book on the couch next to my husband and announced "It is finished!" or something like that....Delete
I've heard great things about Dept. of Speculation and I'm so excited to read it for myself.
Well done! I loved the Rosie Project so am off to check out your review. You can check out my Monday here:ReplyDelete
Thanks Kylie. I hope you have a great week!Delete
If that's the copy of Arabian Nights you have, it looks like you had a gorgeous reading experience (but probably very heavy!).ReplyDelete
I absolutely adored Dept. of Speculation. I think it's been hit or miss for people, but it's my favorite book of the year so far.
Yes, it is a really beautiful edition. It's not so great for throwing in the purse though!Delete
I think your enthusiastic review was one of the reasons I added it to my tbr list! I'm excited to read it. :)
Bread and Wine looks interesting. Is it a nonfiction or fiction? I'm going to look it up now.ReplyDelete
It's nonfiction, Heidi. It's a collection of recipes and vignettes about special times around the table.Delete
Bread and Wine, hmmm, going to check that out.ReplyDelete
I hope you pick it up!Delete
What a great accomplishment to read The Arabian Nights! At least it didn't take 1001 nights.ReplyDelete
Joy's Book Blog
That is an optimistic way to look at it, Joy! Thanks. :)Delete
Hey, I havent heard of any of these books but i hope you enjoyed and enjoy your current one :)ReplyDelete
Check out what we are reading this week.
Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings
Congrats on finishing The Arabian Nights! I bet that was a good feeling to finish it! I'll be curious to see how you feel about it now...was it worth it?! Also, the dept. of speculation sounds good--hope it is as good as it sounds!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm glad that I read it. I just don't think I realized how big of an undertaking it would be!Delete
I'm glad you have your reading mojo! It's taken me about 3 months to read The Woman in White, dipping in and out of it here and there, so I totally get the sense of accomplishment after 39 days. I enjoyed Dept. of Speculation. Hope you do, too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Andi. It seemed much longer than 39 days!!Delete
Congrats on finishing that! And Bread and wine looks very interesting...ReplyDelete
Thanks Greg! It's such a good feeling when you finish a really long book.Delete
Interesting books! Enjoy them!ReplyDelete
Thank you Yvonne!Delete
Congratulations on finishing Arabian Nights! I love the cover on Andrew's Brain. Hope your reading mojo keeps up this week! Enjoy your books.ReplyDelete
The cover for Andrew's Brain is definitely interesting. It's one of those books that makes you do a double take!Delete
I hope you have a wonderful reading week too. :)
Arabian Nights brings wonderful memories. I believe I read that in high school and had to present it in some way. The group and I used my Barbie dollls for a play. Made them clothes and everything. Hilarious! Mahalo nui loa for dropping by my blog.ReplyDelete
What a fun project! I think the earliest work we did in high school was Antigone and we just had to suffer through a slide show of ancient relics....Delete
Arabian Nights is on my list of books to tackle someday. I'm glad to hear it can be done. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)ReplyDelete
It can certainly be done, but it's not a quick read (at least not for me!). I hope you get to read it one of these days! :)Delete