It seems to be a slow reading week or it felt that way, even though I read and finished Pyongyang and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid early in the week, I only started and read one chapter of Crime and Punishment. I have knit a little more this week, and as a result, I listened to one short audiobook. I also listened to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which is in an audio anthology of his short stories. I think I am going to look forward to the movie and like it even more. It was interesting. I always have mixed feelings of FSF because while I have two of his novels and liked them, I do not love him, and yet, I still want to read This Side of Paradise and some of his other short stories. Though I think I rather read them than listen to the audiobook.
Today, I am going to read more C&P so I can make a bigger dent in the Russian tome. One chapter is not enough for me to judge, but it seems as somber as expected. Must get back to it; goodness I have loads of books to read off the TBR pile. Here is a quotation to end things.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.
— Arnold Lobel
How very true, except the part about the beard.