My reading has slowed down considerably in the last few weeks. I have been intently working on a 30-day marketing challenge, and although I am very pleased with what I’m learning and my progress, it has been exhausting.
This month, my son had to read a new book for his honors English class, and it sounded interesting to me. I got it on Kindle, and I am enjoying it so far. I was hoping to have finished by the time I was ready to write this blog post, but I kept falling asleep (I wasn’t kidding about the exhaustion!).
The book is “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books” by Azar Nafisi. There is quite a lot to unpack here. First, if one is not overly familiar with the works of Nabokov, it might be confusing at the start as there are many references to novels, characters, and specific passages from his works. The bigger story, though, is that of the women reading the books and their reactions to and conversations about them. The author weaves in and out of the individual stories of the women, and their relationships to her and to each other in a very seamless way. I am not finished reading, so I can’t give a final opinion — but I will say that I am fascinated and invested, which is a good sign. If you’re looking for something different, I’d recommend giving this book a shot.
Are you reading anything exciting? Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.