Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Read Til Your Eyes Bleed

I have mixed feelings about the arrival of summer. For one thing I'm excited because I'm ending my first semester of being back at school. For another I'm not at all excited because that's when my work schedule picks up. Crap.
But, one thing I am very much looking forward to this summer is READING. Gosh dang it I love it. I love to read. Always have always will. I've suffered a little these past few months because my reading has been confined to documents on Theology and Gender (though we did get to read The Red Tent) and children's books like Charlotte's Web and The Midwife's Appretince. I have, along the way, snuck in chapters from a book or two but for the most part my nose has been in schoolwork.
We finished reading our last book for Children's Literature on Monday and took a quiz and since then (it's what, Wednesday) I have plowed through 2 1/2 books that I already own. That's how starved I was for recreational reading! I've decided to re-read the Sookie Stackhouse books because a new one comes out in May (hurrah!). I will probably re-read Gone With the Wind again for the 50th time. I usually read that book ever summer. Its my fave. I'm also thinking of rereading The Book Thief. This is the book ranked second on my "All-Time Top Five Books I Love And Could Read Forever" list. Gone With the Wind is first.

I like to make lists. I have a grocery list before I go shopping. I have a packing list of stuff to not forget when we go on a trip. I have a list of tasks I need to do. I'm a lister...
So in honor of my weird obsession with lists, I'm going to list the books I intend to read this summer.

1. Gone With the Wind
2. The Book Thief
3. Winter Wheat
4. Shiver
5. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse)
6. World Without End
7. Some books we examined in my Children's Literature class
8. Maybe a romance novel (but just one)  :)
9. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
10.The Handmaid's Tale

I might read another classic. I read Pride and Prejudice last year. Maybe I'll re-read Sense and Sensibility.
I'll let y'all know what I think about the books.
Also, on taps for the summer- getting this book and reading it to Caderyn and Lucy.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Jessica Jordan's brother in law is the author of On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet... you should check it out!