- I'm putting The Ascent of Money on hold for now. I started it, and it's genuinely fascinating. But I just can't commit the critical thinking skills to it right now -- for lack of any better way of explaining it. If I manage to squeeze it in at the end, great. If not, I'll put it at the top of my reading list for the New Year.
- I'm placing Ballet's Magic Kingdom and Manon Lescaut on the hold list at the moment. I might very well get to them. After my grandfather's surgery (which went really, really well, by the way!), I got out of my reading groove and can't seem to pick up again with anything intense. Again, I might add them toward the end. For now, however, they're tentative.
- I picked up Josephine Tey's Brat Farrar at the store a while back and found that it was exactly what I needed over the Thanksgiving holiday. (For the record, I read a good portion of it while watching Home Alone 2 with family. It's that interesting: even Home Alone 2, which is hysterical, couldn't tear my concentration away from Brat Farrar. I plan to review it soon.
- I grabbed another Tey book -- A Shilling for Candles -- at the bookstore, and I think I'll read it before the end of the year. This was my first dive into Tey, but I couldn't get into it. I'd like to give it another try, since I have a much better idea of how Tey's writing works now.
- A while back, I read Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy. I had no intention of reviewing it, since it was more of an intensely personal reading choice, but after some consideration I think I'd like to write about it. My journey to Orthodoxy has been long and occasionally surprising, but this book sealed the decision for me.