With two days left in the month of November, I'm a little sick of talking about writing. (Not sick of writing, just of talking about it.) So, let's talk about something entirely different - READING!
Yeah, if you're my Goodreads friend, you may notice that I started reading Les Miserables. I know, I know... it's a monster of a book. And chances are I won't reach my updated goal of 110 books this year because I'm reading this. But through some error in my youth, I've never read it before. (Maybe because instead of assigning great books like this, I got stuck reading Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies. Bleh.)
I also know good ol' Mr. Hugo can be as dry as dust sometimes. Thanks to my awesome husband, though, I managed to get through Ninety-Three with no problems. (And I cried which means I definitely was not bored.) When we first got married, he handed me his copy of Ninety-Three, warned me about Hugo's penchant for over-describing every little freakin' thing, and told me to flip past those parts. It made reading Hugo so much less daunting.
So yesterday, we were flipping through the channels and noticed the movie was on a premium channel (which we're getting for free this weekend). It was near the end, but we watched it anyway. OMG. Afterwards, I found a Kindle copy for free at Amazon (because there was no way I was going to be able to sit through a hardcopy of this) and started reading it last night after I finished my writing. So far, it's pretty bland, but I know amazing things are coming.
I also picked up several other books (all for free) I've somehow missed over the years, but that I always wanted to read - Don Quixote, The Three Musketeers, Tom Sawyer, etc. With the Kindle, I should be able to knock those out a whole lot quicker than in paper form.
Anyway, that's what I'm reading these days. What are you reading? Ever read Les Mis? What have you always wanted to read, but haven't yet?