I've Never Tried This Before

Part of the reason I started that library catalogue (which is now finished, behind me, over!) was because I have never kept any kind of "books I'm reading"/"books I read in 199X/200X" list. I read so many, so often, and so jumbled up together, that I was always wary of a list that would not accurately portray the variety of material I get through.
But it's the first day of the new year, I have a blog, and I happen to be on it, so... for the first time ever, I bring you:
Books I Am Reading
(to be updated throughout the year, I hope!)
Right now we have:
Growing Pains, the autobiography of Emily Carr (relatively unsung genius!) (almost finished)
Cook with Jamie Oliver (perusing every night for recipes)
The Jerusalem Bible (in the middle of Daniel)
rereading The Return of the King (the Ride of the Rohirrim. Oh!)
Jesus of Nazareth (almost finished)
Short Stories of Ian Rankin (starting today)
Wet Magic by E Nesbit (almost finished)
Tales Before Tolkien short stories (reading every once in a while)
Australian Short Stories (ditto)
Panorama of the Classical World (research)
Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (")
The Romans, their Daily Life and Customs (")
I, Cladius (fun research)
Medina, Maiden of Ephesus (excruciating "research") (I had such high hopes for this book. But I did learn a few things, so I shouldn't be so mean to her)
Der Ruf der Trommel (Drums of Autumn) by Diana Gabaldon (on the train)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (reading every once in a while)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (reading every once in a while)
The Divine Comedy: Hell by Dante (reading every once in a while)

These are all the books I'm in the middle of. Some will be finished soon and new ones started, but others I read only a little at a time, so they're likely to stay on this list for months. I'll try to remember to add every book I start, so that by the end of the year I'll have a complete record.
Here're the books I finished last week:
Brothers Far From Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates by Jean Little
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers
Five Red Herrings by Dorothy Sayers (reread) (this one takes place in Scotland - lots of mmphms!!)
The House of All Sorts by Emily Carr
Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles short stories
and, see? there were others that I've already forgotten!

Full steam ahead!

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