For our summer book club selection, we're reading Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Now that's my thing, I think during the summer, when we go two or three months without meeting, we should read a large book but after buying this one, I feared I bit off more than I could chew. I think everyone else thought that too and as a result, we pushed our meeting off from August to September.
But that was because everyone said, while they couldn't sit and read the book at length, they were enjoying reading it and wanted to finish it before we met again. Having finally started to read the book last week, I have to agree.
I'm only 200+ pages into the 750 page tome, I have to say, I'm really enjoying it. So much of the story resonates today. And so many thoughts are occuring to me (not to mention I'm learning new vocabulary and history as we go), I feel as if I should get out my highlighters and take notes as I go along.
I'll blog some more about some of my observations at a later date (e.g., I think sports in our country killed politics, does anyone else find it hard to believe that the Republican party was found on an anti-slavery platform?), but for now, I just thought I'd let you all know what's gracing my nightstand (and my beach bag).
Oh, and to also agree, that I can't sit and read this for hours on end (usually about an hour at a time is my limit), so while I'm reading this, I also started, The Paper Moon. by Andrea Camilleri, another in the Inspector Montalbano series, enjoyable and easy.