According to the reading schedule I set for myself, I should be finishing Middlemarch today. As of this morning, I’m on page 497 and still have 393 pages to go.
This classic novel, which is often touted as the best British novel of all time, has been a joy for me thus far; I just haven’t had the reading time I’d planned on. We’ve been working to prepare our house for sale (the listing goes live today!) and finishing a renovation on our new/old cottage, and both projects have taken more of my time than I thought they would. (Indeed, one of my biggest delusions in life is how long it will take to accomplish certain tasks and projects).
An old graduate school friend, Janet, is coming to visit this week, so I’m not sure how much reading time I’ll squeeze in, but even if it’s only a chapter a day, I’ll be happy. It’s a joy to dip into the loves, ambitions, and gossip mongering of the Middlemarchers.
What are you reading this week?