Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Vacation, Day 17: An Update to My Summer Reading Queue

Hello, everyone!

Today I am in the midst of writing my last paper for my last summer extension course which is proving to be more irksome than I had anticipated it being.  So, since my meager intellectual resources are being spent in another window on my computer, you'll have to make do with a truncated post from yours truly, an update to my summer reading list.

In true Sunny Jim fashion, any list I make is an organic, evolving creature that far outpaces both my reading and my fluctuating ambitions.  That being said, here are the books on my list:

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (teaching it)

  • Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West (teaching it)

  • The Inferno by Dante (*yawn* teaching it)

  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes ( . . . you guessed it)

  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert ( . . .)

  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (teaching it)

  • The White Album by Joan Didion (fun!)

  • The Illustrated Man by Rad Bradbury (fun, finishing it)

  • In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (fun?)

  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (fun . . . I think)

  • Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion (fun; defs)

Have you made any changes to your summer reading lists?  If so, what propts you to make additions or subtractions?  Share your experiences in the comments below.



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