- Imperium by Robert Harris
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
TBR Fuck if I know.
Yes, I am a day late. Truth time! I gave myself a few days off from life. I didn’t work on my to do list. I ate delicious foods. I took a couple of little naps. It was wonderful. Actually, the whole weekend and into Monday was great. I saw lots of people I enjoy spending time with and I had my favorite drinks and I just chilled. Plus, I kind of wanted to put writing off until I finished War and Peace so that I would actually have something to show for the week, completely forgetting that I bought a book in the middle of the night.
Let’s talk about this purchase first. I spend a lot of time up in the middle of the night. I check the Amazon daily deals usually at some point when I am making bottles. I sit on my couch with my Kindle and read while I do this daunting, but mostly just annoying, task and Monday morning I happened to recognize the name Robert Harris. Why? Because he’s Nick Hornby’s brother-in-law and I’ve been reading about how great he is for years. So I bought it. Whatever. Maybe I’ll even read it someday.
Of course, the big news is that I finished War and Peace. I loved it. I really did. That second epilogue is a bit much but the rest of it, even the war pars that I kept saying I didn’t like, was pretty damn good. These characters will stick with me for a long time and I’m going to miss them. I never ever expected to like it. I just wanted to read it to be a snot to everyone who said I wouldn’t have time to read after I had a baby. Ha! Proved you guys wrong! Ian probably has very deep thoughts about the free-will of mankind.
A review will follow but I cannot even wrap my head around that yet.
Okay, this week: I’m about to finish a Little Black Classic, take on the latest One Story, and then we are off to the next big book. Stephen King’s The Stand, the complete and uncut edition. I’m excited!