Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Progress Report

This is my (sometimes) weekly reading progress report. The purpose of this post is to tell you what I'm currently working on and any special thoughts or notes about the upcoming week.

It's January and of course the start of a new year, which normally would mean you would find me blazing through the books at the top of my TBR pile... But this year I am not.

Instead I am putting all my attention into one book, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, which was selected in November as the book to discuss at the January meeting of my book club.

After reading during every spare moment I had this weekend and only making progress through 200 pages of The Brothers Karamazov I am feeling like a lousy literature lover. I won't post any official thoughts on the book at this time (I'm saving them for my review after I finish the book), but I will say this much. Reading The Brothers is work.

There were several moments over the weekend where I nearly talked myself into setting the book down and "giving myself a break" by reading something of lighter fare. But I was strong. I kept on reading.

As of this evening I have reached the half way point of the book with only ten days (mostly evenings and some afternoons) to finish the other half. Let's just hope it goes more quickly than the first half. Stay tuned!

4 comments:

Bored_D said...

Good luck powering through the rest of the book! I've heard good things about The Brothers Karamazov, but never got around to picking it up myself. I look forward to hearing whether was worth the effort!

Noël De Vries said...

It IS worth it! (I especially loved listening, as all the names and places were properly pronounced.) But halfway in 10 days? Wow.

S. Mehrens said...

Noel, is that a good wow? (worried look) or a bad wow?

Carrie said...

I'm heartily impressed!