Monday, March 5, 2012

In March, read the books you've always meant to read

My friend Lindsay posted this image on her blog (found here) as her motto for the month of March. This is just what I need. I seem to acquire books faster than I can read them (even though I probably spend more time reading than I should). Lately I have been trying to re-read some of the classics I read while in school. But this time I'm reading them simply for enjoyment. My list currently includes: Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Tale of Two Cities, and Brave New World.

What about you? Do you have any books you have always meant to read but haven't found the time for?


Jess said...

I'm also hoping to reread The Great Gatsby, especially since the movie is coming out soon!

I really would like to get back into reading more books about religion (not spirituality—I mean the academic study of religion). One of the ones on my list is Reading the Qur'an that I think will take me a while. I may just have to go ahead and buy it. Right now I'm reading Shucked, a memoir about a woman who quits her cushy work-from-home journalist job to work on an oyster farm for a year. I'm a big oyster fan, so I'm loving this book!

By the way, I read a couple of your other posts recently. I don't think that wordy posts are a bad thing. I do try to stagger mine out with collage or more photo-heavy posts at times because I know people aren't a fan of reading long posts, but I think that we just had to stick to our guns.


Brenda said...

I love to read - loved "To Kill a Mockingbird", which I did not read until I was an adult. Did NOT love "The Great Gatsby" - but you enjoy it -lots of people do love it. See you Thursday.

Alisha Erin said...

Who DOESN'T have books they always meant to read but haven't found time for?

Right now we are facing a cross-country move in August, so I am attempting to read all the books that I have some questions about keeping--for language/content, or for general interest/appeal. My goal is to get rid of a box of books before we move.

That sounds sort of severe, but we have something like 13 bookcases filled with books right now, so one box is sort of measly.

Although I don't have a whole box filled yet.

And the two books I've read so far in this project turned out to be keepers...

Margaret said...

Save your time on Brave New World. The ending isn't worth it. Also, did you know that before the Gutenberg printing press, an educated person could read every book ever written by man? That's what Tony told me, at least, so it might be false. I just think it's interesting that even if we spent every waking hour reading, we wouldn't even make a dent in the published books out in this world today.