So it’s February 2–how about that goal of reading a book a month? I picked Brideshead Revisited as the first one, as I knew the Granada series from the 80s well but had never read the novel all the way through.

However, it’s slow going: Because I know the plot from the TV series, I’m tempted to skip ahead, and I keep hearing Jeremy Irons in my head as I read. I’m also out of the habit of reading, I think; I tend to open my laptop instead of a book lately.

But I’m pushing through–can’t get too behind on the year of book already!