I finished both Madame Bovary and the first Harry Potter book this week!
When I was checking out Harry Potter, the librarian said something along the lines of needing all three weeks to read the book. At the time I thought, you underestimate my speed of reading. Ha! It took me 3 days, working it around my other obligations – I have been reading instead of my normal tv watching and Facebook browsing time. Which, if you recall, was the whole point. :-)
So back to the books. Madame Bovary was a very interesting story – I didn’t know much about it when I picked it up except that it was a classic. I really enjoyed the style of writing. The story was sad and tragic, and definitely a reminder of the pitfalls of not being content with your life, and how discontent can not only ruin your life but those around you.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a young adult fiction, and I found it a quick read. I really loved it. I tried to put out any preconceived thoughts and just enjoy the story, which I did, very much. I can’t wait to read the next book. :-)
I started The Crimson Cord next, a novel based on the story of Rahab. I am almost a quarter of the way into it, and enjoying it. Another quick and somewhat light read, so far.
I really enjoy reading, and I think it’s good for me. It has been easier to get back into the habit than I expected. I suspect this burst of “Read all the things!” will end though and hopefully I am able to not let that be the end.
I feel like this isn’t all that interesting to everyone else, so I appreciate everyone who has made it this far. :-) I was hoping to include book reviews also but to be honest I’m not good at that. (And really, who needs another review of Harry Potter?) So I’ll keep prattling on because I’d rather have prattle than no blog post at all.
But now I can’t think of anything of substance to write, probably because it’s almost 3 in the morning. I really need to go to bed. :-) #nightowl