Currently Reading

So despite the fact that A Woman in Berlin has been in my sidebar under "Currently Reading" for oh months now, I have not been reading it.

This is the deal. I started reading it. The very next day the Dawson College shootings happened.  They hit me hard because I lived in Montreal for 7.5 years and often walked by that very spot.  Dawson also happens to be the one downtown English college where I don't know anyone (although I know people who went there).   I spent most of the day staring at my TV.

A Woman in Berlin got tossed aside. At that point in time I knew that I could not handle reading about more violence. I needed fluffy happy stories.  Or at the very least non-violent ones. But I knew I'd come back to it. And I have.

I hope to finish it in the next couple of days. And then I'll have to put something else in that spot in the sidebar and actually start updating it regularly.