Monday, January 25, 2010

Tasty Morsels Consumed:

Master and Commander
A Wrinkle in Time
The Bhagavad Gita
Charlotte's Web
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
No Second Chance
I Was Dr. Mengele's Assistant
Mansfield Park
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The Emperors of Chocolate

I had a lot of leisure-reading time, especially home at night while Lesya was busy and it was too late or cold to be outside. Some of the books were actually from the bookshelf at school, hence my tendency towards children's literature. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was a breath of fresh air, almost like an inside-out Austen novel. Anne Bronte doesn't seem to get as much attention as her sisters, but the heroine she created was so independent and strong; I really enjoyed it. The first time I was introduced to A Wrinkle in Time was when my dad read it out loud to my sister and I years ago. It was equally awesome this time around. And I still can't wrap my mind around tessering. Fanny Price, the main character in Mansfield Park was a little wuss. Enough said. I read The Emperors of Chocolate simply because it was the last book in English that I could get my hands on. A 400-something page overview of Hershey and Mars is not normally something I would read, but now I know all sorts of weird chocolate information that would probably win me some money on Jeopardy. I don't understand why Tom Sawyer was so much easier than Huckleberry Finn. And I may have cried at the end of Charlotte's Web, but I would never admit it.

1 comment:

  1. this is perfect. guess what. if you go to joelis blog on the side it shows a little application called "goodreads" thats the thing i signed up for. its like an on line book club. you put in what books you have read, and then rate them. you add friends and see what books they have read and which ones they have liked and all that jazz. you should do it. i think you will like it. :)


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