I'm only a little further into River Horse (by William Least-Heat Moon) from where I was last month. I started to getting into the meat of "the journey across America by boat"... but then I got distracted.
I'm also working on reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin to read for the October meeting of Book Club. I'm 1/3 into this one, as well - Greg has recovered from his climbing mishap and is now on a mission to help poor, rural children of Pakistan get an education. So far, so good.
Photo from ThreeCupsofTea.com
BUT, ya know what?
I have a confession to make.
I feel like I'm chasing book club selections and not sitting down to read one book at a time. I'm rushing through the books to try to "keep up" with the club. When I rush, I can't enjoy myself or the story.
SO... here's my plan.
I'm going to finish Three Cups of Tea before I move any further with River Horse (or any other book).
I'm also going to stop reading any book that I don't find interesting or compelling.
I'm not going to force myself to read a book just because my Book Club is reading it.
I'm a slow reader. I want to enjoy what I read and not feel like it's an "assignment".
I hope I will have meaningful contributions to 'TTP... T' in future months. Sadly, today, I don't have much to give. I need to wait till I'm done to comment on these stories.
Hope you enjoyed your reading this summer. Please visit Some of a Kind to see what others are reading... then play along!