Last Thursday, while at the library for math tutoring, I picked up Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. While some may claim that they are the last person to read The Time Traveler’s Wife, the honor is actually all mine. Perfect Match will also be the third Picoult book I have read this year and I get this feeling that she’s my “comfort author.” I read one book and then a Picoult book. I read another book and then a Picoult book. Right now, I am 57 pages into Perfect Match.
I also plucked American Dreamsby John Jakes off my parent’s bookcase. A couple of years ago I tried to read North and Southbut couldn’t get into it. Probably because I was about 7 or 8 at the time and every other action in North and South is sex.
Since we’re leaving on spring break for Philadelphia and Boston, I have to select a few books to take on my trip. Perfect Match is coming, if I don’t finish it this afternoon. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut is coming because I need to finish it for school. But all the other books I have on my currently reading shelf are big books and mostly hardcover.
I think I toss Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah in my suitcase and bring The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in my backpack. And seeing is how we are specifically heading to Boston to go look at Clark University and Hampshire College for me, Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope is going to be in my backpack as well, since it is how I found Clark and Hampshire.
A friend recommended After Dachau by Daniel Quinn to me on Friday and I’m going to try to get over to library to pick that book up before leaving on my trip. It sounded pretty interesting, and she really loves it right now.
Long story short, I’m going to be gone Monday to Friday, so there will be no posts till I get back. But don’t worry, the drive between Boston and Philly is 5 hours and the flight from Dallas to Boston is 4 hours so I’m bound to get some reading done this week.
The Sunday Salon:
The Sunday Salon encourages bloggers to get together –at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones– every Sunday and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on each other’s blogs. Salon participants are encouraged to blog about their time spent reading, pages read, information about current reading, discuss a reaction to a book, state what they plan to read the following week, or make suggestions for a group read.