Quick Bookish Update

  • In the last two weeks, I have finished reading Richard III (Shakespeare), The Color Purple (Alice Walker), Cranford (reread/Elizabeth Gaskell), and Mere Christianity (reread/C.S. Lewis). I’m making good progress on Beowulf (Seamus Heaney translation. When will I find time to write my thoughts on all of these?
  • I’ve found babysitters for a week in May (Thank you, friends and Mom!). This week husband and I are solidifying a hotel and flights for Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in New York City. He can’t stop talking about how wonderful NYC is and what restaurants he wants to take me too. Are you coming too?

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. I’m swallowing my fear and reading Fitzgerald for the first time for the tour. Hopefully that will work out!

    I so wish I could do BEA in May!!

    1. Amanda, I hope Fitzgerald is a positive experience for you. It’s been so long since I read The Great Gatsby (junior year of high school) that I don’t know what I think. We talked about it for a solid month and I had to write a huge research paper on it and I think that sort of killed it for me…

  2. So wish I was going to BEA and Book Blogger Convention! I hope you have a wonderful time. As for your book selection, I have heard wonderful things about This Side of Paradise.

  3. That’s great that you are going to be able to go to BEA! One day I will go… I think NYC would be culture shock for me, though, since I live in a little tiny province… All those books pictured like that look really nice together… Good luck deciding what to read!

    1. Kailana, I’m really looking forward to NYC. It may be a culture shock for me too, but I’ll be with my husband who worked there for a time. should be fun!

  4. You’ve been reading like crazy!

    I had a hard time deciding on what to read for the tour-too many choices! But I finally picked Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.

    I say go for one of the Fitzgerald titles (I may read one just for fun next month!)

  5. Haha, not to contradict Jenny but I loved For Whom the Bell Tolls, probably more than any of the Fitzgeralds. Although I’m in need of a re-read of Gatsby; haven’t read it since “coming of age” as a reader. I’m betting I’ll appreciate it a good deal more these days.

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