The Three Ws are WHAT are you currently reading? WHAT have you just finished? and WHAT are you looking forward to reading soon? Let’s start with books finished:
Flow was a book chosen last year (and set aside )aimed at the 2019 goal of reading more non-fiction. It turned out to be much more of a study than a “read,” and the pandemic gave me enough time to complete it. Although it was published in 1990, it deals with the current obsession of “living in the moment” and “making every moment count”, or as the subtitle calls it,”Steps Toward Enhancing the Quality of Life.” This book refers to them as “optimal experiences.”
A goal set for obtaining “sometime during my lifetime” is to read all seven of Susan Vreeland’s novels. Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Like Vreeland’s other books, it is art-related, telling the story of Clara Driscoll, the true creator of the famous Tiffany lamps. Another novel, Gilbert’s City of Girls, satisfies the letter “G” in Dollycas’s 2020 Alphabet Soup (author edition) Challenge. I had so much fun doing the title challenge in 2019, I had to participate in this one.
Currently I am reading Old Dogs and Children by Robert Inman to satisfy the “I” part of the challenge, the “H” being satisfied out of order by a book also selected for National Autism Awareness Month by Naoki Higashida, reviewed elsewhere on this blog and on Literacy and Me, my other blog on WordPress.
I have also been savoring and slowly reading the “notes” in Mark Nepo’s Things That Join the Earth and the Sky, using it similarly to a devotional. I rarely read more than a page or two a day.
I was fortunate to have just received Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile (” A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” which is an enormous, non-fiction book just before the libraries closed, so my due date has been extended until the libraries reopen, something I count as an unexpected blessing.
I have begun (mainly because it was in Large Print) a “novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, titled Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King. I haven’t read far enough to determine whether I will finish it or place it on my DNF (Did Not Finish) shelf.
I Am Looking Forward to Reading two whole shelves of my TBRs and a book that came in the mail yesterday. More on those another day.