In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I have decided to also take part in one of the weekly memes that so many people in book blogging are involved in. I chose The Sunday Salon. Why? Well... because it's Sunday today and I wanted to get started :-) No really, I think the Salon is a great one because it is basically just a post to update people on what you're reading, which makes a lot of sense to do for someone running a book blog.
So here goes! If I forget to do this next week, someone please remind me.
I am currently reading Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. It is a book set in Tudor England (as probably about half the books published these days are), right around the time that Henry VIII is divorcing Katherine and marrying Anne Boleyn. I was so excited to be offered a copy of this book to review because I am a huge Hilary Mantel fan. I've only read two of her other books, A Place of Greater Safety and Fludd, but I really, really enjoyed them both. I think Mantel has ruined me for other authors of the French Revolution. Seriously. She's fantastic.
Also, Wolf Hall has been short-listed for the Booker Prize, and is heavily favored to win (not that that means very much- Chicago was heavily favored to win the 2016 Olympics, and look where we ended up. In last pace! Yikes, how embarrassing. I didn't want the Olympics here, but I am quite offended that no one on the IOC wanted them here, either. But, I digress). I have liked pretty much every Booker winner I've ever read. I'm about 150 pages into Wolf Hall, and have 400 pages to go. It's a massive book, but trademark Mantel in the writing style. She's a woman who is good at her job. I have a feeling I'll really love this book, but I also have a feeling it will take me a good amount of time to read. This worries me not because I don't think it's worth the time commitment but because of course, I signed up to read 50% old TBR books in the next two months. And Wolf Hall is not a book being cleared off my shelf, but a book for which I shall have to clear my shelves. Woe is me. Well, back to reading!