Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Reading

It's been forever since I've posted. I got caught up in the busyness of school--and then in the laziness of summer! I've finally decided to grace you all with my posting, though. (Ha, yeah, right, if anybody out there is reading.)

The topic for my first post back?

Summer reading.

And, for the beginning of this post at least, I'm not talking about the fun, beach kind. I'm talking about required-by-school kind. I have four books to read this summer: Crime and Punishment, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Awakening, and Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. As of this post, one down, three to go. I'm currently trudging through Crime and Punishment, and I've got to say, I'm not exactly riveted. I want to like classics. I really do. It just hardly ever ends up happening. I keep wondering to myself if the authors even tried to be slightly entertaining.

Anyone else struggling through summer reading? Or do you have opinions on any of the books I'm reading this summer? I'd love to hear them!

Amidst all the school reading, though, I have had time for one fun book: Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard. I stayed up til almost 3 reading it last night. It was adorable and a fun, quick read! I loved seeing the contemporary character in that historical setting, and I also loved the romance. I recommend it!


  1. I decided I'd read enough classics during the semester so I've been reading contemporary titles I've missed, which I find entirely more pleasurable! I really want to read Prada and Prejudice too.
    Have you seen the movie for Their Eyes Were Watching God? Let me know what you think of the book.
    Oh, and welcome back:)

  2. When I heard of the book, I was like, Wait, didn't Oprah make that into a movie? Ha ha, and thanks, it's good to be back.

  3. It's not summer for me! It's still winter -- I'm Aussie. But I'm doing some winter reading if that counts? You get a lot of reading for school, btw. We don't get that much, and I tend to enjoy the school texts anyway. We're doing Jane Austen's Emma at the moment, which I adore.

    My non-school reading this winter has been:
    --Rereading Harry Potter
    --Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
    --Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
    --The Independence of Ms. Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough

    I really want to read Prada and Prejudice, it sounds great, but it hasn't been released in Aus :(

    Good to see you back!