Books, Books, Books

The weekend wasn't actually that glamorous considering PhD things usually take over at the end of a quarter... So,  I'm switching it up and posting something I wrote a bit ago about my favorite books! Getting lost in a good book is the best feeling (although I always get sad when a book ends)... Also, I'm a book, book kinda gal - no ipad or kindle for me. 

Anyway, here is a break down of my favorites from over the years (in no particular order): 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (My Grandmother encouraged me to read this years ago. She is my guide to fantastic reads. BTW, she has a desert land tortoise named after Heathcliff, the main character. No joke). 

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Dickens is probably my favorite author of all time. He makes the characters in his novels seem absolutely real, and Copperfield is a prime example of this. I also LOVE A Tale of Two Cities). 

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Nabokov is not for all readers.... A lot of people do not enjoy his writings, but I just adore him. And this novel, while slightly off-putting, is among my favorites. Also try Pnin, about a quirky professor). 

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (A modern writer - I just really lost myself in this story of her very unique life). 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (and the 2 sequels... my Grandma might not be so happy that this is up here, but I really do love these novels and the mystery that surrounds them)! 

The list goes on and on, but those came to mind!

Recent Reads: 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (I was a little slow to get to this book, but once I did, I was so happy). 

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (I have to admit, I didn't read this book out of my own volition. This book was assigned to the students of the World History course I TA for, so I read along with them. It's easy and interesting, so I enjoyed)! 

*There are a whole slew of other books I've read very recently, but they're all about medieval devotion, the Paris Schools in the 12th C., and Illuminations, so I'm thinking no one is interested! 

Future Reads: 

All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren (This is one of Garth's favorite books and we share book recommendations a lot, so I really have to see what it's all about)! 

A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar (My Grandma and I recently talked about this book about John Nash. I've seen the movie, but books are often more satisfying). 

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (This one is an absolute classic and has been on both my list and Garth's for quite some time. We recently purchased and both plan to conquer it over the summer...we'll see)! 


Pretty much....

Pretty much....

The sweet face that looks up at me while I work!

The sweet face that looks up at me while I work!