polar opposite

reading books as much as I can, which is never enough.

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin The Imperfectionists - Tom Rachman Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar - David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness The BFG - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

I've been reading The Luminaries since before my baby was born (not that long... but over 7 months ago) and while I've been picking it up and putting it down again, it's been thoroughly enjoyable. A long weekend up in Baxter State Park helped me get through much more of it and now I'm feeling in the thick of it. Somehow I've managed to get tangled up in so many books all at once, and usually that would frustrate me but right now I'm enjoying alternating between books as the mood suits. Martin and I took turns reading the Wizard of Earthsea out loud on the car ride up and back to Baxter, which if you haven't tried before I highly recommend. It inevitably leads to a booming voice and fun interpretations of how dragons would talk to lowly humans. The BFG has been fun to read to Juniper too, but less foreboding (not so many dragons either). 

 

The stack keeps growing as I add in more books, and I would spend all summer reading if I could.

Currently reading

The Gathering
Anne Enright
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Alymer Maude