Why wasn't I reading today? Well, we got up late and met up with a friend we hadn't seen in quite a while for lunch and coffee and chatting. Then we did a bit of shopping, came home and had dinner, watched a movie and here I am at midnight on the computer. I really am convinced that time has speeded up lately!
This past week was also quite busy so I didn't get a lot of reading done but I did make some definite progress in A Tale of Two Cities. Except for a couple of chapters in the middle that dragged a bit for me, I'm quite caught up in the tale and want to see how it plays out, although I do have my suspicions.
In other bookish news, The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason finally arrived today from Amazon so I'll be heading off to read in bed soon for a little while. Dickens will just have to wait a bit I'm afraid. Plus in order to get the free shipping I simply had to add another book to my order, as you do. I enjoyed Kuhaku & Other Accounts of Japan when I read it in 2006 and Teresa recently let me know that Chin Music Press had another book out so Goodbye Madame Butterfly by Sumie Kawakami is this week's other new acquisition.
Sumie Kawakami’s Goodbye Madame Butterfly is an intimate look at the sex lives of Japanese people from a female perspective. This groundbreaking work of nonfiction will shatter the myth of the pliant, coy Japanese woman and replace her with a complex, erotic, sexually charged and fiercely independent woman who struggles to find her place in a male-dominated society.Sounds quite intriguing to me so yet another book vying for my attention! I still haven't put away the stack of books acquired in January, but what's a couple more at this point. I think a magic bookshelf along the lines of Hermione's bag that holds just about anything you could ever want would be absolutely brilliant. I can at least dream.
On that note, I'm off to see what adventures Victoria and Max and Sebastian get themselves caught up in this time. Perhaps an update tomorrow.
UPDATE (Monday evening):
It was nice having today off and since we didn't stray too far from home I got some of the reading time in that I didn't yesterday. I've read just over half of The Bleeding Dusk already. It's another fun, quick read like the previous 2 in the series and I'm sure I'll knock off several more chapters in bed in a little while. Hope everyone has a good week!