Middlemarch. I loved Silas Marner...I really want to love this book too. I gave up after Book 4 the first time I tried reading it. It's quite a dense novel! This time, I have two reading partners--my Shelfari friend and I are reading it with The Literary Lollipop. We are a little behind her, but she posts great summaries and we're all having a good time talking about the book. I just finished Book 2 yesterday. You should check out the posts at The Literary Lollipop!
The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose. I had to put this down last week to start reading Middlemarch. I am a little over halfway through the book and would love it if I could finish it by this weekend. I am loving it so far. It's really informative and gives a good perspective of what a soldier went through in the Pacific during WWII. I am generally not a military history kind of person, but I need to learn more and I loved Band of Brothers and The Pacific mini-series that both aired on HBO. Until I finish and post a review, you can read about my experience at the Hugh Ambrose book signing and watch this video on The Pacific mini-series:
This trailer I found on YouTube and is an Australian TV ad for The Pacific. Amazing! Thank you Australia for such a nice tribute to our servicemen and servicewomen!
..and here is the extended American Trailer:
Last, I am reading The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. It is Book One of the Night Angel Trilogy. It's my fun read--something that I can read through quickly that I enjoy. I have to read at least one fantasy book while I'm reading this heavier fare! I hope to be done with this by the end of next week.
Question: Do you read something fun to break up a heavier read? Do you normally read chunksters or books that are shorter?