Nothing gets me quite as excited as buying new books, and let me tell you, I don't hold back on pleasuring myself this way. This past spring I bought 9 or 10 new hand-held expeditions, including The Hunger Games Trilogy, TheFountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, Partials, and a number of poetry compilations (Robert Frost, JackKerouac...). This summer I have already obtained 4 new books. Woohoo! The Hobbit (which I have already finished, for the second time), TheSilmarillion, The Martian Chronicles, and a T.S. Eliot compilation.
If this needs spelled out any plainer, then I shall do so now: I have varying interests. There. I said it. Generally in life, I consider myself a sucker for the classics: I love Jane Austen and even took a course over her literary works, I am enthralled by Monet, and my favorite color for decoration is what I call Baroque Blue. I enjoy reading the old Scottish writings of Burns, and the quietly discontenting Dickinson. However, as you can see from above, I also have a taste for post-apocalyptic and revolutionary tales. They just get me.
But what I always want to know is what else can I read? If you know of some great books that would fit in or not fit in with my short lists above, please share!
|'It is said that the Hornburg has never fallen to assault,' said Théoden; but now my heart is doubtful. The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. How shall any tower withstand such numbers and such reckless hate?|
What are you reading?
Thoughts on books: You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C. S. Lewis