I’m sorry this is so late in the month! I took a trip at the end of January, had an event to run the next weekend and then got a nasty cold that had me laid up all last weekend. I’ve got some spare time at work today, so I’ll update you on where I’m at!
Starting January 10th until today, I’ve only gotten through seven novels and one poem (The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe).
This is not good. The majority of the stories only, or should only, take me a day or two to read but a few of them have been difficult to get through!
My last book finished was “The Sound and The Fury” by William Faulkner. That was a hard book to get through since it was not in a strict gramatical fashion. Many details were left out which made it difficult to just sit down and read. Nearing the end of “1984” by George Orwell, I also had trouble.
“Cujo” by Stephen King honestly bored me. I know it became a horror movie (which I have yet to see) but I don’t see the true horror behind the story. It was a tragedy, yes, but not all that thrilling of a read.
I’m glad to finally be through “Frankenstein” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. “Marathon Man” by William Goldman was a good read, and I also enjoyed “The House of Sand and Fog” by Andre Dubas III.
Currently, I am reading “Unless” by Carol Shields. I’m only a handful of pages in and am torn on if I will enjoy it or not. It certaintly has potential to me, but I’m unsure if it will fullfill it.
I have also been reading through “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville. I have an app (who doesn’t?) for books on my phone and was able to retrieve the book in e-form for free. When I am out and need to kill some time, I often open it up to attempt to get through a few pages. I expect I might finally finish that one by March!
As you can see, I have many more books to go (with collections counting for too many of them). I’ll try to update at the beginning of March with the next handful of books I get through so that I can space the months back to as close to 30 days as possible. It will certaintly be a challenge to get through the rest of these!