I did select a book of short stories to read. I opted for ones by Charles deLint, knowing how much I enjoy his writing, to give me a little carrot to actually stay awake long enough to read at night. I read Tapping the Dream Tree, and loved it. There was only one in the book I had read before, so it was a lovely group of new-to-me enjoyable reads. I particularly loved the last (and longest) story about Sarah Jane and the 'sangmen and bee fairies. This kind of gave me a weird deja vu sense since it's exactly the sort of story my Gram would have told me (and her given name was Sarah, although she went by Jane).
I'm currently still reading my nonfiction book The Fossil Hunter. I had read Tracy Chevalier's fictious account of the same time period/characters last year in Remarkable Creatures, so I was already familiar with the basic information. I have to admit I enjoyed the fiction book a lot more - or at least that's how it's shaking out so far for me. More details when I have finished this book and can think on it as a completed work.
The Joy Luck Club is up next - I'd like to jump along and try to read that simultaneously, but I'm afraid I'll not finish up my nonfiction selection if I do that. I am going to try to get The Fossil Hunter finished up this week tho!