25 March 2014

currently reading

girl who circumnavigated fairyland in ship of her own making

I have to admit, after a month of struggling to find time to read The Night Circus as planned, I very quickly realised I need to ease up on myself as I retrain my reading brain to get up to speed. Silly to think I was going to be as quick as I used to be, really! Plus, I need to remember this was a 'just for fun' idea as light entertainment between all the non-fiction I read, not some marathon I am training for! Hey, ho. We live and learn...

So anyway, after much consideration I am excited to read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente through April, and which has possibly the longest book title I have ever chosen! With the impression of being a little bit Alice, Dorothy and Lyra all rolled into one, and beautifully illustrated throughout, I am anticipating a fantastical romp of a tale within it's pages. Can't wait!

Other books on my radar this month to get a hold of to read are:

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho which I think everyone has heard of by now and for a long time I refrained from jumping on the bandwagon with, but now I am hearing it's call as it keeps popping up for me again and again. So I have it on request to come when it can.

I'm also on the look out for Joel Zaslofsky's Experience Curating: how to gain focus, increase influence, and simplify your life, which came to me via Emily's introduction and suggestion at Puttylike.

Lastly, and depending on whether I find the other two, I also want to revisit Pamela Slim's Body of Work which I tore through the weekend I got it and now need to go back and revisit at a more leisurely pace, complete with some dandy playsheets that Pamela was so generous to forward on to me.

In the meantime it's back to the final chapters of The Night Circus for me, hoping to wrap it all up in time to share my thoughts on it here next week.

How about you? What are you reading?

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