Sunday, June 5, 2011
Since reading is on List One, I've been trying to do it a little every day. I love love love reading, and Brian and I read together every night, but during the school year, I never had time to do a lot of reading on my own.
But now it's summer, so I'm just going to read everything that has ever touched a bookshelf. I've already read The Hunger Games series, which were fabulous, if a little depressing. Today, I just finished The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan. It's a historical fiction based on the love story of Emperor Jahangir and the woman Mehrunissa, who would be come his twentieth, and last, wife, Empress Nur Jahan. The book is a fascinating look into the Mughal Court of 16th and 17th century India, a historic period that I don't know much about. It was a good story, and the writing is pretty good. Not the best ever, but worth reading definitely.
I actually picked it up because the second book, Feast of Roses, was on the clearance rack at the book store, so I got both of them. I'm excited to start the next book and continue the story!
I'm also listening to a book on tape right now, called A Year in the Merde. (My appologies to my French-speaking friends. I didn't name it.) I have read pretty much, if not all, of that book before, but it's been several years, and it's hilarious, so I got it from the library. It's about a British business man who spends a year working in Paris, and about the cultural adjustments and funny things that happen to him. There are a couple of shady parts, but for the most part, it's decent.
I discovered books on tape for real just a year or so ago, and have found that they are an awesome way to occupy myself while I am doing other things, like folding laundry or doing dishes. And the library has like, a million of them, so that's awesome. One book is typically about seven hours on CD, and you can put them on your mp3 player, too. That's a lot of laundry. :o)