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For whatever reason, it's been somewhat busy the past couple of weeks. I'm actually not sure where the past two weeks went but judging from the blank my memory is drawing, they were either boring or routine. 
LifeAlong with the majority of the country, the case count in my area is going up. It does feel as if everyone is now in fatigue and letting their guard down. It's not easy to live like this even for a few months and here we are at the end of the year and things are getting out of control. We're continuing to try to stay mostly indoors and socially distance when with company. I'm encouraged that the schools in the area have been able to keep the case trend at extremely low levels. My daughter's school has not had any cases so I'm considering sending her and my son to school/daycare during Spring. But with the rising cases, it feels difficult to take that step.
Not looking forward toWe're getting to the point where all my appointments are due soon. I …

Readalong Alert! The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is one of the few books I must have seen everywhere lately. Most everyone has strongly recommended the title. Heck two other books by Donna Tartt also come heavily recommended, including The Secret History. So far, I am yet to read a review calling The Goldfinch bad or lackluster, but if you've seen or written one, let me know, because I like to keep my expectations in check.



When I mentioned hoping to read The Goldfinch before the end of the year, Natasha also mentioned her plans to read it by year end, and viola, a readalong was born. If you are interested in joining us for the ride, let me or Natasha know in the comments. We are planning to do it so informally that we haven't made any plans yet. We did decide not to have regular progress posts, but we will have some discussion post in the end.

I admit the size of the book intimidates me quite a bit. At 700-odd pages, it is a chunkster, though not as chunky as some of the chunkier books in the market. I'm not the fastest reader in the world, but I am curious enough about this book that I want to dive right in.

Care to join us?

Comments

rhapsodyinbooks said…
Half of me wants to join along but I am a little reluctant because of how long it is! But so many people say it's worth it!
Sheila DeChantal said…
I would love too but just not sure if I can pull it off in time. :) Let me think about it ;)
Vasilly said…
I'm so excited to read this! :-)
Athira / Aths said…
You should join us! Even if it takes a while longer to finish, it will be worth it!
Athira / Aths said…
Don't worry about time. I'm not sure how soon I can finish it either but it should be a great way to end the year.
Athira / Aths said…
Me too! I cannot wait to start. I'm hoping to start reading this weekend.
Kim Ukura said…
This is a good book for a readalong! There are lots of things to talk about.
Man of la Book said…
A very interesting book, I almost bought it on Amazon's lightning deal.

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Jenny @ Reading the End said…
I have already read The Goldfinch for this year, but I'm very excited to see what everyone else thinks of it! I predict that you will all find Boris enjoyable and great.
Athira / Aths said…
I've been intrigued by the many reviews I read so far. Just started it and it is so good!
Athira / Aths said…
It is intriguing so far!
Athira / Aths said…
I just started it and it is enjoyable so far.
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
I would so join you, if I wasn't half way through Les Mis. I can only do one chunkster at a time! I'll be looking forward to the posts though, this is a book I really want to get to soon.
Athira / Aths said…
Oh yeah, Les Mis is another one of those books I am not reading because of its size. Some day, another readalong will be coming.
I can't wait to get to this one. Sadly, I can't right now. I hope you enjoy it!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It's going well now.