I am counting down the days until I have my life back. Only TEN more school days and then I can refocus!
That being said, things have slowed down at school, and I have been able to read a lot more than I have been. I'm in one of those big "reading spurts" where all I want to do in my free time is read (this is not a bad thing). I am taking advantage of this mood and plowing through books.
I read FOUR books this week, and while they may be mostly small little things, I feel incredibly accomplished. First up this week was finishing Silas Marner. I was only about 30 or 40 pages into it, and then I sat down and finished it one night this week. Next, I picked up Alice Ozma's The Reading Promise, which I already posted my thoughts on. After that was Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, which you all must go and read as soon as possible. It was WONDERFUL. Then, I came home Friday night in the mood to read something fun and youthful, so I grabbed the copy of Veronica Roth's Divergent with the goal of getting a few chapters in. Needless to say, I read it in one 3 1/2 hour sitting. It was just what I needed, and it has been so long since I have stayed up late reading like that...I missed it.
I also started in on Vanity Fair, which is an absolute riot. I am already in love-let's hope the love affair continues.
A small part of me feels bad for not keeping up on posts, but for right now, I just want to enjoy my reading and free time. :) These little spurts only last so long, so I want to hold on tight and enjoy it!
What are you currently reading?
I experienced this same spurt right after the semester was over...almost a reward to myself after reading stacks and stacks of essays all semester :) Don't feel bad about anything...keep reading...everybody needs downtime sometimes :)ReplyDelete
Keep us updated on Vanity Fair! I recently reread it for my library book club, so I'm curious to see what you make of it. :)ReplyDelete
Ha! Yes, enjoy that free time. And good luck with the remainder of the year. Summer will be here before you know it.ReplyDelete
Wish I was reading Vanity Fair with you all. Just can't figure out how to hold my 800 page copy and the baby at the same time. ;)
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I'm so glad to hear you love VF right from the start. I'm hoping to get going tomorrow or the next day. And I'll definitely second Peppermint's advice to keep reading!ReplyDelete
Yea for only 10 more days--who's looking forward to the end more, you or your students?! I'm glad to hear you're loving Vanity Fair when I read that ages ago I didn't really like it until I was nearly to the end--and that's a long slog of a book to not like. I may have to reread it someday just because I think I'll get more out of it--but I make no promises. Maybe your upcoming posts will sway me to a reread...ReplyDelete
I have never read A Room of One's Own, but want to read it now.ReplyDelete
I love books that keep me up way past my bedtime.ReplyDelete
I'm so excited that you loved A Room of One's Own!! It's an absolurte favorite of mine!ReplyDelete
By the way, I absolutely ADORe Vanity Fair so far. :-)
Forgive my spelling. :(ReplyDelete
You definitely have to enjoy those reading burst when they come especially since you are such a busy woman. The reading is the important part, not the blogging.ReplyDelete
Good for you! I'm in the midst of a reading spurt myself, and it feels awesome! I'm reading an e-galley on my Nook with a deadline, but I'm going to start dipping into Vanity Fair, too. This will be THE YEAR that I read the dang thing!@ReplyDelete