It's a Readathon weekend hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, and it's the perfect opportunity to complete a few books off my TBR shelves. I do have a book group meeting tomorrow, but I should have lots of time to get some serious reading done. Here are some of my choices:
From top to bottom:
1. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry -- my book group selection for tomorrow -- I'd better get this one done tonight!
2. The Virago Book of Ghost Stories -- I started this one last week during Virago Reading week, and I only have five more stories left. Should be an easy one to finish.
3. Flush by Virginia Woolf -- it's short, it's a Persephone (though not this particular edition) and Amanda from The Zen Leaf chose it for me as part of our reading swap.
4. Mrs. Craddock by W. Somerset Maugham -- because I'm in the mood for some Maugham. The Painted Veil is one of my favorites and I was tempted to check out some Maugham today while I was volunteering at the library. But I was strong and resisted -- got to work on my own shelves first!
5. Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer. I have a whole shelf of nonfiction books and I love animal stories. I've been thinking about elephants since I went to the zoo the other day (it was in the 70s on Monday -- and today we had a snow day! Go figure.)
6. Villette by Charlotte Bronte -- Not the whole thing! Just about 30 pages for this week's Readlong entry. I'm behind already!
7. Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles: Letters to Helen Evans Brown by James Beard. This is one of the books on my TBR shelf I've owned longest, so I really want to make some progress. I started this volume of letters the other night, and I don't know if I'd want to read the entire thing straight through but it's fun to read a few at a time. It's all about food and recipes so it makes me really hungry.
So -- is anyone else participating? What are you reading? I'll try and post updates but it'll only be once or twice a day.