Currently Reading, etc.

I normally have a pretty good work schedule – especially for a lawyer.  I basically work from 8:30 – 5:30 or so with the occasional work taken home.  This week was different.  I basically worked every single moment I was awake.  I’m not complaining – when there is work to be done, I’ll do it.  But it explains why I haven’t had any time for reading and why I didn’t post about books all week.  I also haven’t been reading blogs – or email for that matter. I’m afraid to check google reader.  That is part of my plan for the weekend.

My solution: to tell you all what I’m currently reading (and for fun what I’m listening to and watching).

Currently Reading:

Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde – I have about 120 pages or so left, so I hope to finish it this weekend. I’m more into it than I was at the beginning and it reads quickly (I also skimmed ahead and saw that there were some pages of pictures only).



Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I have been reading this forever.  Or not reading it.  I love P&P but as I’ve said before, I’m just not into it this time.  So I downloaded the audio version from LibriVox and I’m listening to it in the car (I figured out how the bluetooth audio in my car works and it is amazing!).  So I am slowly getting through it now.



All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque – I started this for RBC.  At first I wasn’t going to participate because I had no desire to read this book, but I owned it and I figured I might as well get to it now while others are reading it.  I do think it’s probably a book I should read at some point.


And some other books that I’ve only read a chapter or two in so I don’t really count them.

    Currently Watching:

    Dawson’s Creek – I watch this in the morning while I’m getting ready for work since I can’t stand the news and I’ve watched all the TBS episodes of Saved by the Bell 8000 times.  I’m almost done with Season 4 and still enjoying it.  It’s been a few years since I’ve re-watched this so it was about time.  Prior to Gilmore Girls, it was my all-time favorite show and it just takes me back to high school whenever I watch it.

    Other than that, Ben and I are struggling to keep up with our DVR so we’re not really watching anything that isn’t new (usually we have a DVD set or two going)

      Currently Listening to:

      Glee Soundtrack – It’s fantastic.  Need I say more?



      Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan – I know it’s early,  but I feel like I didn’t get to start the Christmas season until December 20th last year, so I’m making up for it this year.  And I’m basically just listening to Song for a Winter’s Night on repeat, not the whole album.

        5 thoughts on “Currently Reading, etc.

        1. Vasilly November 7, 2009 / 11:56 am

          I think I have Thursday Next on my bookshelves. I’m hoping to get to it one day. You’re actually going to go through your Google Reader this weekend? Scary! I didn’t check it at all last weekend so when I saw how many unread posts I had, I just marked them all read. Have a great weekend.


          • Michelle November 7, 2009 / 2:43 pm

            I plan on skimming them and then marking as read. 🙂 I like fresh starts.


        2. Vishy November 8, 2009 / 7:46 am

          Hope you enjoy listening to the audiobook version of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. I read it again earlier this year and liked it but related to it in a different way than I did before. I could appreciate it better now.

          I loved ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ when I read it a few years back. I saw the movie version too. Looking forward to reading your thoughts about it.


        3. Dominique November 9, 2009 / 1:17 am

          I was looking forward to reading All Quiet on the Western Front, but I just have too much uni work to stomach a classic at the moment. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it. 🙂


        4. fruitflieslikeabanana November 9, 2009 / 6:23 am

          Hope you´ll have more time for reading soon. Love the idea of adding what you´ve been watching and listening to. We should all do that! 😀


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