In lieu of continuing Mountain Beyond Mountains, I started reading Possession by A.S. Byatt, which I got from Abebooks quite a while ago. This has been a bit of a strange reading experience thus far. When I first started, I was all must have complete silence to contemplate the difficult thing that is this and put a closed door between my husband and me to ensure peace. And after a chapter, I was all, what do I care about Ash and a lady that he may or may not have written to and are these even real people? Perhaps I will not continue. And also, this is why I did not pursue a PhD in English, because man would this kind of work suck. But I persevered, and nearly 200 pages in I've finally gotten accustomed to the writing style of the poetry and letters printed within the novel, and don't even mind them much anymore. I've stopped falling asleep after reading two pages, too! I'm even getting a little hooked on it. Though I've yet to find any quotes worthy of me vandalizing my own book, which is a bit disappointing, as this seems like the kind of books where I'd be likely to do just that. Preliminarily, I'd like to say that this is no light read and if you need action in a novel, this is probably not the book for you.
Oh, and I'm writing this to you from my fancy new Mac desktop, which is fancy and nice and demonstrates both why it is good and not so good to have a husband working at Apple, because we get nice things for less but also spend money on said nice things that we would not have spent otherwise, even if it is less. It's so nice! And kind of makes our desk look like a doll desk because the smallest screen available is still so big and nice! Okay, I'm done now.
Oh, and I'm probably actually going to post a Meatless Monday post tomorrow because I've got all sorts of exciting foodie things going on (okay, not really, but it's exciting to me), so be sure to check back. Happy Sunday!