I feel a little bit like I am cheating in my first Sunday Salon. I did not get a ton of reading done today, and what I did get done was just for my Vlad Drakul/Dracula theme read (I was running around, so I pretty much exclusively was reading “The Historian” while Brian was driving).
I did do a fair amount of looking at my TBR Calendar, however, when I was at home. It is slightly overwhelming at the moment. Basically I was planning on reading just one book for ‘fun’ before getting back to review books, group theme reads, and my book club book. However, as I explained the other day, I got sucked into my own theme read totally on accident. This theme read includes two fairly long novels – “The Historian” is nearly 680 pages and my copy of “Dracula” is about 450 pages including the little bitty footnotes of the annotation, most of which I am reading, even if I don’t read the lost first chapter in the appendix – plus a fair-sized nonfiction book.
This has caused everything else on my TBR calendar to get pushed back, and everything on there now is more or less time-sensitive. Luckily, I am flying to California, so that is some good reading time on the plane and in the airport. In fact, on Friday I probably have to be in the airport for almost 4 hours before my flight takes off, because Brian has to take me to the train around 6:20 before he leaves for work, and my flight doesn’t leave until about noon. So it will be Metra train, El train, airport, airplane, then the airport and the airplane again Sunday. Hopefully I can finish my theme read before then, and read the 4 books that were supposed to be read this week/weekend while traveling!