Saturday, March 19, 2011
The answer why I have not posted is that "War and Peace", if you haven't heard is a LONG read. And it just so happens that my feelings towards reading this book in conjunction with another is also the topic for the book blogger hop question this week:
"Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"
I really have a hard time reading more than a book at a time. The only way that my mind seems to be okay with this is if one is a work of fiction and the other is a book of non-fiction. Since I rarely pick up my complete 13 volume set of English history, I find that my non-fiction suffers due to the extremeness of my personal reading whims. Other than some business books, I believe the last work of non-fiction I read concurrently was about Pompeii and Herculaneum (fascinating). But I digress.
Due to reading "War and Peace" (WAP) my book club has decided to trounce on with another book concurrently and that is where "In Cold Blood" comes in. Truth be told, I am upset to be stopping WAP for a time since it causes me to lose a bit of continuity (and it's so ridiculously good). My new strategy is to not stop WAP entirely, but read it interspersed with 'In Cold Blood', though I'm not sure I'll have time if I want to make my March 30th deadline. Time will tell.
Anyways, that's where I have been. If you're a new follower from the hop, welcome! Please introduce yourself.