I've always tried my best to be a disciplined buddy-reader, so I devised a reading plan and schedule that isn't too hard for me and my "buddies" to follow: my trade paperback copy is around 600 pages excluding the Cast of Characters and Family Trees, so I thought we could try to read more or less 100 pages per week. The plan is manageable, but the result is that we'll have to extend reading it until February.
|Red flaglets for every 100 or so pages per week.|
Personally, I think that's a better way of going about it rather than rushing ourselves and not appreciating the book. I'm not even worried that the extended period for the read-along will affect my friends' schedules for What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, the book for the month of February (the discussion of which I am moderating) because What We Talk is an easy read. As of this writing, I am already past the 100-page mark for the first week in the reading plan; so far, so good. Despite stumbling through the first parts, just like what happened before, I plodded on and tried my best, and when I am unable to understand any specific part or scene, I go to my buddies to ask for help. It's so nice, isn't it, to have friends help you out when you're stuck somewhere in your reading? :)
As a result of reading all about Tudor history, I became so intrigued, and because I know little about that part of English history, I bought two books by Peter Ackroyd that tackles the subject: Foundation (The History of England, #1) and Tudors (The History of England, #2). If I were to read any non-fiction books, let it be on this sub-genre: history.
It has been a while since I've read up on history so I'm looking forward to reading these!
My little girl, on the other hand, is also enjoying these Dr. Seuss books that we bought for her last New Year's day as a belated Christmas gift. This is a 12-book set from Fully Booked, containing Dr. Seuss's most popular works. Aren't they the prettiest things?
|We're both first-time Dr. Seuss readers!|
Her current favorite is still Oh, The Places You'll Go! but we've also read Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. Happiness! :)