’m currently working through Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes. I’ll probably cover the first book (which I just finished) now, and then approach the second book (which I just started) in a couple of weeks. But even then, outside of splitting this in half and doing my best to get through the second book, I’ll be focused on it for some weeks.
And that means I won’t be able to get anything else read.
I’ve got some ideas on how to get around this (I’ve faced this same issue before). First, I can always use guest reviewers (hint hint) to cover me for the weeks I’m away. Second, I can look at my high stacked and highly flammable shelves for something I’ve read and remember enough to post a cognitive review on. This is not as easy as it seems – my stacks are full of favorites and while I remember liking them, the characters and situations grow hazy as I get older (and I’ve got twelve boxes of paperbacks I still haven’t returned to). So that’s another idea. Third idea would be to take a short side trip – I do have a lot of short stories, including The End from Jurassic Publications and a few scifi collections I’ve picked up here and there. A quick evening knocking down twenty pages or so would cover me. This I’ve done many times – it’s easy to go onto Project Gutenberg and pick up an issue of Amazing Tales and review something from the thirties.
So yes, I might be riding with Don Quixote and Sancho for the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be here, too.
See you Sunday!