Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Update - February 7th

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying a party somewhere :) I am sick as a dog, and thus am watching it on my couch with tissues and a bowl of chicken soup...but, hey, at least it's a close game so far!

But right now it's halftime...so I thought I would take a few minutes to get this Sunday Update out in the universe so that my faithful readers will have an idea of what they're looking forward to this week!

As far as reading goes, I'm about 450 pages behind. Not the best, but certainly far from the worst. I'm hoping to knock about 100 off of that list today, which should put me in a good place to get some posts out and catch up. Like I mentioned yesterday, this crazy, frenetic posting has actually been fun recently. It's allowing me to keep in touch with all of you on a daily basis, and is also forcing me to get this reading done, which has allowed me to lose myself in some very worthwhile books.

Weekly Discussion Question

Before I get to my plan for the week, I want to get into the weekly discussion question. The comment section has still been pretty quiet, but that doesn't mean I won't be answering the questions. If nothing else, this gives you all a bit of insight into me as a reader, and into how I approach the world of books.

Last week's question was: Who is your favorite fictional literary character?

I have to admit, this was a tough one for me. I've mentioned before that I am a fan of deeply flawed protagonists, so I couldn't decide whether to go in the direction of the character I most enjoy reading about (which may not be someone I emulate), or the character I'd most want to hang out with, grab a glass of wine with, that sort of thing.

If I went into the character I most enjoy reading about, I would have to go either Cathy Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (I said "deeply flawed!"). There's just something so complicated about those characters. Cathy with her selfish motivations, but still desiring love. Patrick with his...well...murderous motivations... They're both complicated, to say the least, and also people who could severely destroy my life if I actually knew them in person, but I probably find them the most fascinating to read about.

If I went with the character I like the most, I'd choose Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He's one of the few truly sympathetic characters that I've enjoyed over the years, and probably the one who can make me cry the fastest just thinking about his story. While I'm ok with Cathy or Patrick getting what's coming to them, so to speak...all I want for Charlie is for everything to be ok.

This Week's Discussion Question
What book have you "meant to read forever", but haven't gotten around to it yet?

(Leave your answer in the comments to start the discussion.
I'll include my answer in next week's Sunday Update!)

Happy reading, everyone! And, as promised, here's what's on tap for this week!

Posts to Expect This Week
I will likely post a review of the January Best Damn Book Box on Wednesday.

Estimated Posting Date: Monday, February 8th

Estimated Posting Date: Tuesday, February 9th

Estimated Posting Date: Thursday, February 10th

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Currently Reading (the same 3...)


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