Guess who wins the award for being the worst blogger for the month of March? Here is a hint: Her name starts with "S" and ends with "Asshole". Life has been pretty busy lately, but, that is for another post. Tonight, I have some reads to share with you lovelies! The stack is a little short this time around, due to busyness as well as the fact that I have been reading a lot of comic books. Read ALL of the things! Anywho, here goes: Winter Reads!
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk-By David Sedaris. I don't have a favorite author by any means, but I have always been a huge fan of David Sedaris. I *may* have declared quite a few times in my life that I wanted to be David Sedaris when I grew up. This book is a collection of animal-themed short-stories that touch on a variety of topics ranging from gossip and the service industry, to love interests that could never be.
This book is the reason why I can no longer read anything while working out. Some of the stories are gruesome, while others are hilarious. This resulted in me laughing my ass off on the treadmill and freaking the hell out of everyone surrounding me (I mean, more so than usual). I don't love this book as much as his other works, but it serves its purpose.
A Passage to India-By E.M. Forester. Set against the backdrop of the British Raj, and the Indian Independence Movement in the 1920s. The story revolves around four main characters; Dr. Aziz, Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss Adela Quested. During a trip to the Marabar Caves, Adela finds herself alone with Dr. Aziz in one of the caves, panics and flees. It is assumed that Dr. Aziz attempted to assault her, and there is a trial. The entire ordeal brings about the common racial tensions and prejudices between indigenous Indians, and the British who rule India.
Can you tell which one of these books was on the Rory Gilmore reading list? Okay, The Hobbit totally is too, but this one is a classic. I had a hard time remembering if I had read this one in high school or not, but I did thoroughly enjoy it. It touches on a very tender subject, however, what I found the most interesting was the internal struggle of the four main characters. There is the implication of how each character should think due to society's standards for that time period vs, the individual gut instinct. It is also surprisingly a fast read.
Off The Beaten Path-The Nature Conservancy. A collection of short-stories of place, reflecting the variety and character of our diminishing wild land, and in the end, leading to inner places.
I honesty don't know how I came across this book, and apparently I am not cultured enough to recognize any of those damn authors. Some of the stories weren't bad though! So, if you are a person like me who will literally read an oven manual if nothing else is around, this might be for you.
The Hobbit-J.R.R. Tolkien. Both a fantasy novel and a children's book, set in a time "Before the dawn of the faerie and the Dominion of Men". The Hobbit follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins to win a share of treasure guarded by the dragaon, Smaug. By accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey and adventurous sides of nature and applying his wits and common sense, Bilbo gains maturity, and wisdom.
This book was a Christmas gift, but I mostly needed to re-read this to remind myself of how much I truly loved this story before Peter Jackson butchered the living shit out of it.
The Silkworm-By Robert Galbraith. The second novel in the series of private investigator Comoran Strike, following the successful resolution of the Lulu Laundry case. While handling a steady stream of divorce cases, and the occasional job on behalf of a tabloid journalist, Strike is approached by the wife of an infamous writer, with a plea to locate him, as he has gone missing.
This series is shaping up to be pretty good, I honestly love how much the side-characters are developing, which gives me hope that "Good ol' J.K.!" will keep this series going.
Well there you have it, the books that got me through a very, very cold winter. I know that I am super-behind on posts, but I am hoping to get another one in this week, so stay tuned!