Oh piles of books, mine. You are getting too unwieldy and something must be done about you! Actually the top photo is from mid-April and the bottom one from a week later, when I tried to cheat and just share the books I was actively reading. But I am going to take Kathy's advice and work on my piles and only 'share' progress once a month rather than once a week. My progress is often glacial and then to see so little change only overwhelms me.
I did finish Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion and the first of the Paper Girls comics, which I am rereading in anticipation for reading the recently released volume four! I literally finished the Wolitzer right before the book club that was held at my local B&N, which was fun. It has been ages since I have gone to an organized book club. There was a smallish group of ladies--various ages and reading inclinations. Not everyone had finished the book, but of those who did it seemed to go over relatively well. I wasn't quite sure about it when I first started reading, but in the end she had me all wrapped up in the characters' lives, so I was happy I picked it up and stayed with it. For a very short time anyway, it was my main read and it is amazing how you can actually accomplish something by giving it almost all of your attention. So, I think I am going to try that more often as I whittle down the rest of my pile. I think the B&N Book Club might be a quarterly (?) thing as they are announcing the next read on June 2.
I have started Eudora Welty's Moon Lake as a special short story read for the weekend. I am not going to look at that pile of New Yorkers or the stack of books of short stories that have accumulated by my bedside (maybe after I finish Moon Lake!). Maybe the trick to is try and keep things "bite sized" and manageable? It's better to have a few very small goals that are more achievable and not stare down that massive reading pile all at once.
So, my weekend reading agenda, along with my Welty story . . . the second Paper Girls volume, Janet Frame's Towards Another Summer (which is due back at the library next week) and a mystery I started ages ago and was very much enjoying, A Baby's Bones by Rebecca Alexander.
After a very wet and stormy weekend it is promising to be truly spring-like this weekend so I hope to get outside for a little walking and there will be a movie or two and perhaps a bookstore visit. And reading, of course. What are you up to this weekend?