Thursday, May 28, 2009

Books I Am Currently Reading

Soooo, now that I work at a job that is 3% picking up garbage/drawing baseball lines and 97% sitting in a chalet, I have a lot of time to read and talk on the phone and do sudoku. But mostly read. I like to keep track of things like this 'cause I'm a weirdo and I want to know how many books I'm gonna read this summer! So I'm making my list here. Also this is like a book club with myself and maybe with other people if they want to participate.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hands down totes one of my favorite books ever. Ever.

"There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world the more I am dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense." - Elizabeth Bennet

Sigh. I urge you to read this book if you haven't already.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Which was just a dumb idea because it made me depressed for like 3 days. Also frustrating 'cause I still connect with that book, probably even more so than when I first read it in grade 9.
"We accept the love we think we deserve." This line has come back as one of the truest things I've ever read.

Redwall by Brian Jacques

This is a series kinda like Lord of the Rings but not. It's about mice and other woodland creatures! I like fantasy books, they appeal to my imagination. Don't make stupid jokes. Anyways, once you get past the exaggerated, dramatic style of writing it's actually a pretty good read. I'm already reading the second book Mossflower, but after that I'm probs gonna read Harry Potter again. I think there are like, 20 Redwall books, the latest one was published in 2008 (just fyi the first one was published in 1986).


It seems weird that with Prop 8 being upheld recently that I'm going to a wedding on Sunday. We take our rights for granted. Read what Katrina has to say about it.


k.c. danger said...

Your job right now sounds vaguely similar to what I did last summer. Good times. I think I spent all my down time reading post-apocalyptic novels about big brother societies. Wonder if it's a coincidence that my political ideologies were shaped the way they were this year...

You and I should trade book suggestions or something. Or you should get one of them nifty fbook applications. I think I'll give Pride and Prejudice a try for my next fiction work.

PS - thanks for the pimping haha. 'Tis much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

i think you need to start reading chuck palahniuk . NOW . or later . but soon .
ps. sorry for keeping that wonderful wallflower book of yours for an extended period of time. We'll call it even with you breaking my bike .

-anonymous .
at this point, i really doubt you know who i am .

saint modesto said...

Katrina, definitely read Pride and Prejudice. Even if you don't like it, at least you can say you read it 'cause it's one of those classics and it makes you sound smart.

Katie, lend me some Palahniuk books? Tina wants me to get your bike fixed.

k.c. danger said...

Palahniuk is totally necessary, I agree.

I looked for Pride and Prejudice yesterday at the Port Authority bookstore, but alas, they only had Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Kids these days, I tell ya.

Lucia said...

I'm into this book club idea. I'm technically in one at the moment, but it's always on a Sunday and I have to work then. They also always seem to want to talk about Ian McEwan. So I've never been. Oops. An e-book club could have functional issues... But even book recommendations would be good?

I dig that you're into Redwall. I read a bunch of them when I was in primary school. In the end I stopped because the series seemed ENDLESS and there were always new evil weasel kings being introduced. Oh man.

And Katrina, my mother recently bought/read 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."