Currently Reading

You may think I have forgotten that this blog started off as a book review blog, but I haven’t! I have been pretty busy with other life matters (my upcoming wedding!), but I do get time to read on the train, between blogs and rounds of Scramble with Friends, of course!

I am currently reading:

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That’s right, I am diving into the art of the great Russian novel. I am actually enjoying it very much, probably because of my recent infatuation with Europe in the 1910s and 20s. Thanks, Downton Abbey. It’s nice to read from a different country’s perspective. I am reading the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation, which was highly recommended in reviews. I like that I am challenging myself with a classic, and since there is likely an absence of pedophilia (my failure with Lolita), I am hoping to make it to the end.

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I received this book, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise, by Julia Stuart, in the book exchange of my bridal shower. My friend from kindergarten brought it to the shower, and I am so glad I got it, because she has great taste in books! Plus, I’m glad no one tried to steal it from me, white elephant style. Although, I don’t think anyone would steal from the bride! This book takes place in London, specifically the Tower of London. E and I studied abroad in England and went to London often, so it’s nice to be brought back there in a story. And hello, there’s a giraffe on the cover! I am not that far into it, but it is a nice departure when I am feeling bogged down by the 1000+ page Russian novel above.

I have tons of books on my shelf to read, and the pile just keeps growing. It’s probably going to take a while to get through these with my current life distractions, but I am enjoying life and enjoying the books I’m reading.

What are you reading right now?

 

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