I finished Unbowed by Wangari Maathai in time for book club, Book Review: Unbowed by Wangari Maathai, and Oscar Wilde’s children’s stories in time for a lecture noting the 130th anniversary of his visit to St. Louis, Book Review: Stories for Children by Oscar Wilde and a Wilde visit to St. Louis. I drew my Wondrous Words Wednesday post out of the children’s book — children were better educated in Oscar Wilde’s time, apparently, because he used words I didn’t know!
I finished Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann and really enjoyed it. Like the previous novel in the Troubleshooters series, Into the Fire, this covered two different romances. But I found the transitions from one to the other more smooth in this case, in part because there seemed to be more relation between the two. I’m a couple of years behind in this series, so I get to keep reading. Next up: Hot Pursuit. I learned from Kathy Martin’s Monday post on Inside of a Dog last week, It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (Feb. 20, 2012), that Suzanne Brockmann has started a new series. She will move from realistic fiction featuring the love lives of current and former Navy SEALs and FBI agents to paranormal romantic suspense beginning with Born to Darkness to be published on March 20. Can’t wait!
I’m currently reading James Joyce’s Dubliners as annotated by John Wyse Jackson, the speaker at the Oscar Wilde event that I went to: Book Review: Stories for Children by Oscar Wilde and a Wilde visit to St. Louis. My lunchtime reading this week is a book called Instant Recess by Toni Yancey and I’m really enjoying it.
As I noted on Tuesday, Morning workouts, I’ve given up my nightly bath as a cure for hot flash induced insomnia. This change has taken a toll on my reading time. In the past decade or more, about 90% of my pleasure reading and a fair chunk of my more purposeful reading happened during that bath. I’m not sure how to get myself off the computer in order to read except by plopping myself down in hot water.
So, here’s my question for all of you readers. Where and when do you read?
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.