Just remembered that I have less than a month before school, and I still haven't started my summer reading- consisting of two thick books with itsy bitsy print titled The Poisonwood Bible and Native Son. Neither of them look remarkably dull or horrible (a la The Scarlet Letter or Frankenstein), but they aren't exactly the kind of books I'd choose for light reading either. Doubtful whether I can finish them both by the end of August, but it's not like I have any choice in the matter.
And what does this do to my writing schedule? Er...let's just say I won't be finishing Chapter 9 anytime soon. Argh, just WHAT have I accomplished in the past two months?! ><
*sigh* In other news, went to Borders today to take advantage of the high-school/college-student-only sale and came back with the last Haibane Renmei DVD (which I will watch later), the Spirited Away soundtrack, and the Troy soundtrack (major SQUEE). I have also added two books to my reading list:
-The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
- Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
- The Green Man (Thanks Justine!)
- The Silk Road by Frances Wood (Purchased at Penn State's Museum of Archeology and Anthropology)
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (Recommended by Tracey)
- Travel in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson (Tourism throughout the ages! W00T!)
-Will also read and purchase the Slayers novels as they come out.
I'll be adding more of course, but that's what I have in store so far. As for the books I read last year (not counting the summer), these are my favorites:
- Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen (Read this if you're taking American History)
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Everyone knows this one 9_9)
- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (Very graphic, but VERY GOOD)
- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (I cannot stress this enough!)
- The Alchemists by Richard Cummings (Checked this out from the school library- eventually led to my discovery of the manga and anime known as Full Metal Alchemist XD)
- Opposing Viewpoints: Paranormal Phenomena (Surprisingly, when not utterly stressed out from research paper mania, this turned out to be a good read)
All are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.