O is celebrating the start of December with a nice weekend readathon on the 1st and 2nd. I will certainly not be able to spend all of that weekend reading, but I can try to spend my free time reading instead of footling about on the Internet. By then I'll be well into a candy-making marathon and will probably be sewing like mad between batches of fondant or truffles, so we'll see how it goes. But look, a pretty picture!
I'll post pictures of Christmas candy too, in case anyone wants to see how it's done.
I have some really neat books on my pile and I'm feeling free to read them! Plus I have 2 more books to read before I can finish off my challenges for the year--I'm almost done with Plato but after that I need to read more Herodotus and one more medieval book. I'm having trouble picking which one (Eneas? Marco Polo? The one about Wales? The Venerable Bede?) so I haven't started yet.
I just started a classic of Czech literature called The Good Soldier Švejk. Apparently it's very well-known in Europe, but I only heard of it recently and promptly put it on my list, and then I got it for my birthday! It's really long and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Also, a readalong of Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native is coming up at A Classic Case of Madness, so I thought I'd join in instead of reading the Hardy book that is actually on my pile.