I've decided that Crime and Punishment is going back on the shelf for the time being. I've not got the stamina to make myself push through the next 10 million words. Maybe later, when it is not so humid and warm. I can imagine myself reading it when it is cold enough to bundle up under an afghan with a hot cup of tea.....
So, I've restacked the books and my stack now looks like this:
The Chornicles of Chrestomanci: Volume I by Diana Wynne Jones
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Same Place, Same Things by Tim Gatreaux
The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
The Red and the Black by Stendahl
I'm halfway through with The Chronicles.... and I am enjoying it more than I expected. I'll let you know more when I finish.
Oh, and I also put aside Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence for a bit. Over the last two Fridays I have read and meditated on The Way of the Cross by Caryll Houselander. I recommend it highly, and hope to write a bit more about it tomorrow or Tuesday....