Friday, April 18, 2008

Summer Reading






I love to read and I've been having withdrawals due to my lack of time to settle into a comfy chair and escape into a good book. I'm usually lucky if I can cab home from work, brush my teeth, and jump into bed in time to get eight hours of sleep before I start all over the next day.

Now that busy season is over, I get a little break. It even seems like I have more time after work than usual since the sun sets later. I've made a couple trips to the book store over the week and it's like being a kid in a candy store. It will probably take me a while to finish all the books I've purchased, but I just couldn't help it. I had to have them now!! Here's the list:

1) Love in the Time of Cholera
2) Persepolis
3) Jitterbug Perfume
4) The Woman in White
5) Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Any other suggestions or opinion about these?

6 comments:

Inez said...

Oh! Jitterbug Perfume is one of the best books EVER! <3

Inez said...

Oh! Jitterbug Perfume is one of the best books EVER! <3

Ang said...

Love in the Time of Cholera was only "ok". I was expecting more. The imagery is beautiful, but I disliked the main character and his actions.

michelle said...

Wasn't a fan of Tess, but then again, I read it in college. Maybe I'd like it without a term paper.

Rebecca said...

I loved Tess. I was on a big Thomas Hardy kick at the time. He does tragedy like nobody else (The Mayor of Casterbridge is also great). I literally wept over this book.

suzanjill said...

I agree - Jitterbug Perfume is wonderful!