Sunday, November 22, 2015

Reading Update

I really haven't been doing a huge amount of reading lately. Last week I had oral surgery, and since then I've been on pain meds of one sort or another. So when I'm not actually sleeping, my brain is so fuzzy it's hard to maintain focus on anything for more than a few minutes. The good news is that I'm beginning to have less pain, so I've been reducing the amount of medication and the fog seems to be lifting. The fact that I can actually put a blog post together is really a good sign, I think.

I did manage to finish one book last week. I read Elizabeth Berg's What We Keep in one day -- something that's very unusual for me. Will try to get a short review up very soon. 

This week -- if I can stay awake long enough -- I'm hoping to get back to the other books I've got going:

Crimson Shore, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The Last September, by Nina de Gramont

In between naps, I've been engaging in one other bookish activity -- figuring out which new reading challenges I might want to sign up for in 2016. I've been keeping a list of likely (and a few unlikely) candidates (see the list here), but haven't made any final decisions yet. Probably won't until I've written some wrap-ups for my 2015 challenges. 

But right now .... I think it's time for another little nap.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.


  1. Good that the pain is abating and you're getting your brain back! I've seen a few readers aiming for The Last September. Enjoy.

  2. Berg's writing really makes you feel and think.

  3. I hope you are feeling better soon. I have decided that 2016 is going to be a challenge-free year. By the time I read the books I get for review and the books on my stack that appeal to me, I am not eager to try to meet some other goal. This is what I read last week. Happy reading!

  4. I hope you're back to your old self soon!

  5. I hope you are better soon.

    I enjoyed The Last September. I hope you do too.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  6. The look of that Elizabeth Berg novel is lovely - will have to find that one.


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