The past couple of weeks have been pretty crazy. Another year of school has ended, plus I have been making some future plans, which includes a pretty drastic change regarding school. I have decided to stop torturing myself by trying to take six classes a semester, working full time, doing volunteer work, plus all of the other stuff that comes along with life, and instead I’ll be doing an extra semester of undergrad – expensive, but I think my sanity is worth it.
The next two days are my first full days off in roughly a month, so I’m pretty excited to get rested up a bit. Plus, my mom and I are heading to Niantic on Friday to go to my favorite used book store, which as always has me jumping for joy.
Reading wise, I’m finally getting back on track to reading some of the books that I’ve been looking forward to over the past few months. I actually wrote up a list that I’d like to get through by the end of summer, another thing to be excited about.
In the next week or so, I’m planning to start (or restart) the following books:
Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
Suspect by Michael Robotham
Stardust by Neil Gaiman (I loved the movie so I figure it’s about time to go back and read the book)
Unprotected Texts by Jennifer Wright Knust
I’ve also decided to start reading The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James next week, though I’m probably going to go through that a bit differently than I normally would. I’m also thinking about doing a post before I start discussing the book about my own opinions regarding religion just so you can have a better idea of where I’m coming from and why I’ve chosen to pick up books about religion.
I’ve also got some book reviews coming up (for real this time, truly!) over the next week. And from here on out, I promise to try to be a better blogger. Really, I do.
Have any reads that you’re anticipating?
I’m looking forward to Sharpe’s Trafalgar by Bernard Cornwell, the Steampunk’d collection of short stories and Captain of Rome by John Stack.
I’m on my 7th book in a stack of 10 historical books and, so far, have really enjoyed them. I’m also planning on some heavy Science based books in the next few months.
I picked up a Bernard Cornwell book called Gallows Thief a few months back. It look really good, but I haven’t picked it up yet. Sounds like you’ve got some good stuff coming up, I look forward to your reviews.
Also, I saw your review of The Invention of Everything Else from the other day. It looks like a great book. I put that on the list.
Gallows Thief isn’t bad. Hope you enjoy ‘The Invention…’ It was certainly rather different than I expected and had a heavy dose of unreality that made it stand out from the crowd. Very good characterization too which always rates highly with me.