I can’t believe it’s the end of April already! For that matter, I can’t believe that we ever entered April. This I might have to possibly attribute to the chilly weather we’ve endured well into spring this year. It’s been just warm enough for the bulbs to open up, at least when the sun is out, but we’ve only had a handful of days warm enough to sit outside. I’m not exactly an out-of-doors person, but after being stuck indoors a good part of the winter, between snow storms and ice storms, I’m getting a bit antsy to at least sit and read outside.
Or even study outside. This last week saw almost no literary reading, although I did manage about 20 pages of Conversation in the Cathedral. I actually read quite a bit of other things, it just happened that most of it was study material. Exhilarating. If I had the discipline, I would just drop all other things and charge through these tests as quickly as possible (I can set my own schedule for when I take them) so that I could then get to the reading I actually want to do.
In more exciting news, I am way behind the times in showing off my latest literary acquisition:
I won Tess (my choice from the Penguin cloth-bound selection) from Allie as part of a mini-challenge during the recent Read-a-thon. Thank you so much, Allie! It has been at least 10 years since I’ve read any Hardy, although I did see an adaptation of this on PBS a year or two ago, and I am looking forward to this one.
It won’t be this coming week, though. As usual, I have a looming library deadline, and I’ve maxed out renewals, so Conversation in the Cathedral will be taking precedence over other “fun” reading this week. (This, incidentally, is why I have difficulty reading from my own shelves. No deadlines.) I would also like to start the other book I have out from the library (How to Read Literature Like a Professor) if I have time. And maybe, just maybe, I will return to Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. And you? Any exciting reading planned for this week?