I mentioned a little while ago how I was going to try and read more. It all started with my desire to reread the Harry Potter series and went from there. (Reading Rainbow)
Lately I have been combining the goal of more reading with walking on the treadmill in the mornings to get in some daily miles for my 2,015 in 2015 challenge.
I have made it through 3 books thus far. Of course 12 hours on a plane helped!
A Jesuit Off-Broadway – While it does have a religious bent, and I will be honest I am not a super religious person, I was entirely amazed with this book. It drew me in with its recount of the creation of the play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and what better way to look at religion than through a play. I highly suggest this one for anyone who has every struggled with reconciling faith and art. 5 of 5
When Autumn Leaves – I can’t believe I finished this book. The magic aspect of the fiction story appealed to me but I found it utterly underwhelming. Despite the bad reviews I saw I forged ahead. The most frustrating part: You are constantly introduced to characters you never meet again. When I started thinking about it as short stories it got better. 2 of 5
My Horizontal Life – Whoa this one was so revealing about Chelsea Handler’s life. Yet, I couldn’t put it down. It was like a guilty pleasure and I finished it in the course of the plane ride back home. Pure entertainment if you can handle some pretty crass situations. 3 of 5
Today I went to the library and started Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and I am pretty sure I am gonna like it.
I’m lucky that my apartment building has a book exchange area downstairs so I can always pick up something that looks interesting for FREE. It also means I have a place to easily get rid of the books so they don’t take over my bedroom; my Shakespeare plays have already claimed two bookshelves.
Soon I’m gonna need some book suggestions. Head on over to Goodreads and share your favorite books with me.
Keep it in print & fierce!
What are you reading? What’s your all time favorite book?