Ok, the good news is that I finished Mountains Beyond Mountains, though clearly I need to get a review up soon. It took some dedicated cramming while visiting with the Main Squeeze's family at Christmas.
And, I delved into my current book, Julie & Julia right away (another reason I need to post a review of MBM, so I get it down while it's still semi-fresh in the ol' noggin). I think I may be able to tear through that one pretty quickly, so that will help me get closer to getting caught up.
I got one of the books from my potential CBR-II list for Christmas, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, so the number of books in reserve is growing--always helpful. I also got my beloved, annual Best American Short Stories. I've actually been thinking about the inherent conflict in the need to read quickly to get back on track and my desire to savor BAST. I guess we'll just see how that goes. And honestly, if the stories are really good, it's hard not to simply rip through them anyway, so who am I kidding?
So, the only bad news is that I'm still behind. By tomorrow, I should have been finished with book four and started book five, so I'm a book behind at this point. But that's totally fixable, especially if I have a couple of books that are fast reads.
So yeah, more reading. Yay!