Hi! I hope everyone had a good weekend, now that Monday is with us once again. I spent half of it holed away in a coffee shop trying to write a paper, but mostly just watching dogs pass by the window, and wishing I was outside with them.
More importantly, with some of the Audible credits I had piling up, I decided to get A Game of Thrones, as a last attempt to get into the series. I should’ve tried this way sooner apparently, because I LOVE it so far.I tried watching the show once, and only made it 15 minutes before there was a beheading and had to turn it off. For some reason reading/hearing about it is one thing, but if I have to see it, forget it.
I liked it so much though that I picked up a copy of the book so I could read when I wasn’t listening. The last book that made me do that was The Goldfinch, and we all know how I feel about that. (INSERT HEART EYE EMOJI HERE).
I’m also working my way through Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott, and loving that, too. Essays have been working for me lately, so add in advice about writing and I was guaranteed to love this.
What are you reading this Monday?
Monday again, and this morning I’m gulping coffee and reading my train book, The Martian by Andy Weir. I heard so much about this last year, but never got to it, partly because I thought it would be too science-y, which isn’t really my thing. But it’s been pleasantly surprising to me how much I’ve enjoyed it so far. Mark Watney is so smart and resourceful, but Andy Weir himself if also genius level smart, so I guess that’s not too surprising.
My Lit Seminar is on its 4th book so far, and it’s Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight. The theme of the class is “wandering modernism,” but in my opinion it’s just “sad books.” This one is set in Paris, and even though it’s supposed to be sad, I have high hopes just from the setting alone.
I want to read more than I did in February this month, and not just for school. Spring break is in a few weeks so that should give me some more time.
I’m definitely looking forward to reading some Stephen King for the King’s March event hosted by Rory at Fourth Street Review and Wendy at Wensend: I have Pet Sematary out and ready to scare me to death, and I’m debating a Stephen King audiobook too.
It’s Monday, what are you reading?