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I have book A.D.D.; I start one book, and then get too excited about another book and end up reading 5 or more books at the same time. I need to finish the following before starting anything new:
“A Moveable Feast” Ernest Hemingway
“The Marriage Plot” Jeffery Eugenides
“Freedom” Jonathan Franzen
“In Cold Blood” Truman Capote
Headed to Ocean City, MD next week which is guarantees ample reading time.
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Determination… and my lack of social life will help me tackle the following:
Fact: people who read a lot are smarter than people who don’t. It’s so obvious.
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I love that moment, when you finish a book. You have to sit back and think for a minute. It’s like an entire lifetime came and went. And those few moments, right before you close the book one last time, you reflect on the good times… the bad. Your favorite and least favorite moments. And unlike life, we close the book. We put it back on the bookshelf. And then… begin another.
I started this book over winter break. And unfortunately, I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have hoped. I’m about 200 pages in the 562 page book. I really am enjoying it so far, that’s not the problem. Life has just been getting in the way, and this book really consumes your life. The Franzen hype is something worth getting into. The man oozes sheer brilliance.
I don’t really like being told what to do…
Especially as an English major (or a student for that matter), I hate being told what to read and what to write. No matter how appealing the book may be… I don’t know why… but I can’t seem to make myself actually sit down and fucking open the book.
Anyway, I look forward to breaks to actually read something of my choosing. I intend to get through a lot of books, considering I really have nowhere to go or any significant plans.
Please leave suggestions for books to read!
So far, this is what I got:
1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Stieg Larsson
2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
3. Naked by David Sedaris
…that’s it as of now.