Increasingly I have found that I LIVE for the weekends. I love my two days of relaxation and no responsibility. The English major within resurfaces on Saturdays and Sundays when I actually have time to escape into a book. So in the spirit of literature and letters, here are some of our favorite books we’re currently reading:
Jen: I cannot read one book at a time, I like to alternate between a couple. My self improvement selection is The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety. My tricky little brain likes to run away to hypothetical land so these books help me keep perspective. I’m also reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which is hilarious! It’s basically the Pride and Prejudice we all know and love, improved by a zombie plot (the zombies are known tastefully as the “unmentionables”). Lastly, I’m reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I heard about this book in Time Magazine and was sold when the main character was described as a “ghetto nerd.” This book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction – totally deserved…but not for the faint of heart. I also want to start reading the True Blood books because season two is starting up! I need my vampire fix until the next Twilight!
Julia: I love books by Phillipa Gregory. I’ve read her series (I especially loved The Other Boleyn Girl!!!).Her books just suck me in and I can’t put them down. This weekend I’m going to start reading her earlier work, the Wildeacre Trilogy.
Kim: I’m into biographies right now. Loved the Patti Boyd biography, I’m just starting Barbara Walters and also want to read the new Sydney Poitier biography. There was an excerpt in Vanity Fair in which Barbara Walters talked about the blatant sexism that she had to overcome to achieve success – and she didn’t even know it! Fascinating stuff that shows maybe we haven’t come as far as we think.
What are you reading?