This week’s adventure: read a book, cover to cover. Not an ebook. A book book. The kind your grandparents might have read for fun before they got a television. Mega-props if your book is:
- A literary classic (or at least not pulp fiction).
- Hardcover (because hardcover books are cool).
- One that you haven’t started reading yet (because that would be cheating).
- One that you have never read before (but perhaps have been planning to read for ages).
I’m going to read George MacDonald’s Lilith. It’s not hardcover, but I’m sure the first edition was, once upon a time. My husband Ken will be reading Kenneth Bailey’s Paul through Mediterranean Eyes. (He’s a very good sport and will be joining me on many of these adventures. He’s also very ambitious. His book is more than twice as long as mine.) The two of us will be taking turns reading C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe out loud to the children. I’m especially looking forward to this.
If you’ll be joining us on this adventure, what book will you be reading?
(Anyone who attempts Moby Dick will earn my undying respect. I’ve tried to get through that book three or four times now, with absolutely no success.)
Happy reading! Till next weekend. . .