What I am reading

So, periodically I like to update you guys on what I am reading. For the past week I have been reading The Professor and the Madman: A tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s interesting, but I haven’t been in a reading mood, so it’s been slow going. Did you know that one of the men who helped create many of the definitions in the OED was in a lunatic asylum? It’s true. I like how the author plays with words and definitions to progress the story.

I am also giving Vanity Fair another try. Because I really want to see the movie (read: get someone to take me to the movie), but I want to read the book first. I am stubborn like that.

Next after that is Daisy Miller. I have several reasons for being interested in it right now, including it being mentioned in Reading Lolita in Tehran.

And, somewhere in there I have to squeeze in The Secret Life of Bees. Because the book club that I’m starting at work . . . it starts at the end of September, and I need to re-read the book before the discussion.

I have been in a lull, because there were a bunch of books I started but never finished. I am hoping to do better with this crop.

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