PAGES READ on Monday: 20
PAGES READ on Tuesday: 30
YEAR TO DATE: 1,389
CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
BOOKS COMPLETED: 3
As promised, secondary reading began yesterday. I read a bit (a very little bit) of the Russian but I really dove into the current issue of The New Yorker. It’s a double issue – Feb 14 & 21, 2011 – and it’s a goody. There are great pieces by Tina Fey and Malcolm Gladwell among others, but the star attraction is The Apostate, a 25,000-word, 26-page article by Lawrence Wright on Paul Haggis and the Church of Scientology. The piece is causing quite the media frenzy as it’s an inflammatory subject and not often that a magazine, particularly The New Yorker, devotes this much space to one article. It seems that some of Wright’s sources may be questionable and some believe The New Yorker‘s credibility has been damaged as a result. I’ll leave those questions for more cerebral bloggers to debate. My assessment: it’s a great read, a total page-turner, and well worth the reading time. And I’m happy to be counting those 26 pages toward my overall stats. Magazines count, right?