I went on a bit of a book-buying-spree the other day, convinced the teetering stack in my “to read” pile at home is somehow insufficient. My Goodreads challenge for this year is to read 30 books, and I’m through nine so far, almost at 11 (I read several books at once. I have literary ADD). Four seemed like a good number, and I’ve gotten pretty good at navigating the Amazon Marketplace for used copies that are still eligible for free Prime shipping. My problem now will be deciding which one to read next. Oy.
What are you reading right now? I’m in the middle of “The Circle” by Dave Eggars and about 20 pages from the end of “Eiffel’s Tower” by Jill Jonnes. The latter is a history of the 1889 Exposition Universelle, including the construction of la tour. Did you know Monsieur Eiffel himself had a penthouse at the very top level for a while? That real estate must have been insane.