I had these plans for summer reading. The Musil plan. The get ahead on Booker reading plan. I have made some progress on both but nothing like I originally conceived. The state of politics in the world has proven a huge distraction. My school changing to a year-round model also presented some unforeseen challenges. I found myself reading tons of news stories and commentaries. And comic books. And mysteries. Engaging in the moment. And band-aids on the boo boos.
So what to do now? I am putting the Musil off until winter. I am half way through the first of two volumes, have been completely absorbed in what I have read so far, but have not been able to establish the kind of continuity in reading experience for which I was aiming. I will start again during the holidays. The Booker longlist comes out this Wednesday, and I am all-in with the shadow panel experience again. I have my fingers crossed for a true dozen rather than a baker's dozen as well as some titles that I have read in anticipation of the list actually appearing on the list. The ladies and I had quite a reading job in front of us last year at this time. This year, we have a little more time to read, and hopefully, have read more of the titles on the list.
For the rest of today and up until Wednesday, I will be reading The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf, a book I have been looking forward to reading since last September. What is the state of your reading plans right now?