Winter break means BOOKS.
As I stated in my last post, I have James Joyce’s Ulysses. We’ll see how that goes. I haven’t read literature since Charles Dickens in my Europe class sophomore year. Sooo. Been a while. But I’m a literary pro thanks to AP English in high school.
Next on my list is Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake on the Woods. If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge sucker for war-related fiction, and O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is one of my favorite books (well, short story compilation, really) of all time. I’ve started this new book and I absolutely love it so far–it’s about a politician whose wife disappears in the woods. The authorities think he killed her. DUN DUN DUN.
Thennn I asked for my brother to get me the True Grit book for Christmas. I haven’t started reading it yet, but I want to. I also want to watch the original film and the new one. So many things on my agenda.
Hopefully even when I get back to school, I can find some time to read. I guess if not, there’s always summer! (What student DOESN’T say that when it comes to reading?)