In the interest of maybe inspiring some more discussion around here, I've decided to open the floor to any readers who happen to pass by.
What are you reading this month? Is it for business or pleasure? Are you enjoying it? Would you recommend it to anyone? What are you going to be reading in the near future?
Depending on how much time I have in a given month, I'll also be giving updates on my own reading, so you'll have a somewhat better idea of where I'm at in List progress (not that anyone's holding their breath at this point), or just to talk about stuff that I'm reading that I won't be reviewing "formally."
In the last few days, I finished The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton) and Different Seasons (Stephen King).
The House of Mirth will be getting its own full review here (albeit in several months' time), so I'm not going to tell you what I thought of it.
Different Seasons, though, being a collection of novellas, won't get reviewed on this blog. I loved the collection, but I don't know if it was cultural osmosis/seeing the films or something else, but the three big stories weren't the most interesting too me. The creepiest and most fascinating was "The Breathing Method," because I had no idea what to expect. Well, I expected something horrifying, and I got it. If you're wondering where to start with Stephen King this probably isn't the best place, but it's definitely not the worst. It's not that it's bad, moreso that it's not much like his other writing, so it might give you the wrong impression.
I'm not terribly sure what to read next, so I guess I'd better finish Quicksilver (Neal Stephenson). The pace of that novel is about right for the amount of time I have to read right now (hardly any). I still don't exactly understand what it is I'm reading: alternate history? regular history? historical science fantasy? I suppose I'll figure it out by the time I've read the entire 2700 or so pages in the trilogy. If I do decide to read the whole thing, which I probably will if not right away.
Finally, I suppose this is as good a time as any to let you know that I'll be participating in Dewey's Readathon this year. I discovered it via someone else's blog and it looked like a fun way to clear my schedule and a few books off of my reading list. I'm not sure exactly how I'll manage the logistics right now, but I suspect you'll hear more than you want to about it on the actual day of, so I'll just leave it at that for now.