Since today’s reading roundup falls on the last day of August, I’m doing a full review of books read this month. A big, expressive thank you (as always) to Taking on a World of Words for hosting WWW Wednesday and to Coffee and Cats for the happy introduction to it.
I got off to a quick start in August, then stalled, then was revived by Bout of Books. Ah, the thrilling roller coaster-ride that is the reading life… Continue reading “The unabridged list of books read in August”
Last week, my schedule finally overcame me, and I missed my weekly Wednesday reading roundup. And I do mean I missed it!
This week, I am back in form. And, as ever, I’m thankful to Taking on a World of Words for the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday and to Coffee and Cats for introducing me to it.
What are you currently reading?
I’m still working on The Odyssey by Homer. My book club book pushed it to the back burner this week. Now it’s back at the top of my list … assuming another book doesn’t grab my attention. That is always a possibility (gulp).
What did you recently finish reading?
I finished The Girl Under the Olive Tree by Leah Fleming. This book had been languishing in my Nook library for who-knows-how-long. It’s nice to tick another title off my terrifyingly long #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks list.
As I mentioned previously, this novel appealed to me for its depictions of life in WWII occupied Greece. It has a frame narrative: In 2001, octogenarian Penny prepares to travel from her home in England to Crete to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The trip inspires her to reflect on her time there working for the Greek resistance. With that, we travel back to Athens in the pre-war years. Continue reading “Wednesday reading roundup: August 24”