Adam is a demanding challenge host. It's January 15th and he's already asking for an update! Now you may have noticed that while I've been posting incredibly fascinating introductions to classic children's authors, I haven't actually produced any book reviews yet this year (oh, I guess I did--but they were for books finished before the New Year). It must be some sort of record for me not to have finished a single book in the last two weeks! I have two excuses: things have been very busy indeed, and also I've been reading several really long books at the same time.
Last year at this time I was polishing off an average of a book a day. I must have had a very quiet vacation, because so far this month I've barely had a chance to sit down with a book! We've had family visiting from far away, we spent a day doing historical re-enactment at Sutter's Fort (which requires a lot of preparation, and I honestly had a rotten attitude about the whole thing and then I had to repent when it turned out to be a great day, with perfect sunny weather even), and school started back up long before I was ready for it. I don't even go back to work until next week and I'm feeling overwhelmed!
So here are the books I am reading right now--you'll see why I haven't finished any. The page numbers are approximate.
Anna Karenina--600/900+ pages
Portrait of a Lady--250/800 pages
India: A Sacred Geography--150/450 pages
Five Billion Vodka Bottles to the Moon--nearly finished with this normally-sized book!
Reached: 150/500 pages
I'm reading too many books that are too long all at once. I had thought that Anna Karenina was on my list for Adam's challenge--it would certainly qualify--but apparently I didn't put it on that particular list at all. I just now figured this out. Dang. So, all this is to say that I have not yet even started on my RBR TBR Challenge list, even though I thought I had. But I'm enjoying all of them very much, so it's all good.