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Well, here it comes again -- that 2-month stretch of time where I read my way through the Booker Prize longlist (BPLL). This time around, I've got a 3-book jump on the stack, having already completed Narcopolis, by Jeet Thayil, Bring up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel and Skios, by Michael Frayn. But Houston, we do have a problem. The only book out of the remaining nine that is currently in my possession is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce -- the others are either in transport from the UK or won't even get here until September. I can't decide if I should just a) go ahead and read it and get it out of the way first thing, or b) wait until I have more here so that I feel like I have a choice. Or maybe c) I should just procrastinate on deciding since I seem to be able to do that very well. Or maybe I'll finish the books I've already started and make a decision afterward. Oh wait -- that goes under c).
Whatever way I go with these books, there are only nine for a two-month span of time, meaning that it should be an easy time. So in an around the BPLL I'll continue my crime reading, throw in a couple of new books I just got and I'll also probably be giving away a lot of books this month. Stay tuned.