I'm still working on The Arabian Nights. Whoa Nelly, this is going to take a while. So I decided to put it aside for a bit and read (at long last) Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I've seen and read the play that was based on the book, so I figured I could knock out the book pretty quickly while I was out of town last week.
Nope. This sucker, while not as long as The Arabian Nights, is still pretty damn long. I'm only a little over a third of the way through the book. Plus, Stowe had the unfortunately tendency to write in dialect. Makes for a tough slog.
After I get through these two, I'm doing nothing but short stories for a while. And maybe catch up with some magazines.