I need to read a book. For once in a looong time, I have the chance to read a book that I want to read.
Not some treatise on the state of Shiism or analysis of why the French don’t like headscarves or historical charting of regional identity in Spain. (which I like and find interesting, but isn’t what I want to read 24-7).
listening to npr’s in character piece on Jo from Little Women makes me realize how much I used to love reading or rather how I used to make time to read material for myself. (I hated the movie btw, it condensed too much stuff, the book really is more suitable for a miniseries… but I digress) It’s not that I didn’t get some done here and there, but I feel like I started college talking out a book of my own along with the stacks of class readings, but along the way I got caught in the whole
There are few contemporary writers that I enjoy/have actually read so I should probably get on that. But, I think I want to read one of the “classics.”
hmmm so what should I get on next?
Maybe Sense and Sensibility. I love Jane Austin, well I loved Emma and Pride And Prejudice (persuasion, no offense was crap imho).
or maybe I should go more contemporary and read something by Leila AbouLeila. I really liked minaret and some other short stories of hers that I’ve read as well. Maybe “the Translator” would be a good fit?
eh, who am I kidding, maybe I should watch some shows tv shows online and think about recouping my brain cells at the end of the summer…lol.