leisure reading

So, when I came home for the summer, my brain was basically fried. I really had no motivation to start reading what I wanted to read over the summer. I'd done so much reading for school, and it was all reading I had to do and reading that I was tested on, and I just couldn't face reading in-depth books yet. So, I indulged in watching TV shows and movies, reading not very often at all. And then I went to Borders and picked up a couple of books, one of which was a quick and easy read. Ever since, I've been back into the swing of reading, and want to soak in as many books as possible before I leave in a few weeks.

Here is what I've read in the past few weeks:

"The Friday Night Knitting Club": It's a good, lighthearted book that still has some poignant insights. It made me laugh and I loved the character development.

"Reading Lolita in Tehran": I sure am glad that I don't live in Iran. I thought this book was fascinating and had amazing insights into reading and literature. I had a hard time getting into the book, because the style wasn't what I was used to, but once I did, I loved it. It was definitely more serious and was pretty intense at parts. I really liked it, but I was ready for it to end.

"Breaking Dawn": no comment.

And I just started reading "The Great Gatsby" for the first time. (Can you believe I've never read this book?!) So, in the space of a week or two, I've been able to read lots and I want to read at least three more books before I leave, because once school starts, no more leisure reading for me. :(


Jill said...

I hadn't read The Great Gatsby until I was your age either. I distinctly remember sitting on my bed my 2nd summer after college and thinking "How have I never read this." Weird.

I ended up really liking it and loved the movie too. Robert Redford oh la la.

Diana said...

I've wanted to read the friday night knitting club. Good to hear about it. I had to read the Great Gatsby in high school I remember really liking it. I can't remember much because it was forever ago. I"ll have to dig it out.

brooketolman said...

I loved the Lolita in Tehran book!! i read it this past year!!

michelle said...

Ooh! No comment on Breaking Dawn, eh? Is that a scathing indictment?

Reading for a pleasure is a pleasure like no other. I'm glad you got to indulge in it during the summer.

Melissa Marilyn said...

Did you cry whilst reading The Friday Night Knitting Club like I did? *sigh*

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