At last count, I think there are around 45 billion applications available for our smartphones and tablets. The first application that everyone probably downloaded was either Facebook, Angry Birds or Pandora (Facebook was mine and I even downloaded a virtual pet, which I…
Don Draper would knock back 4 Old Fashions in disgust, one for each sub-par copycat ad campaign, and then go on to re-design each of them with seething sexuality, all while seducing every secretary in the office. Get on it, ad agencies.
So one of the biggest things I miss since being in college is not having time to read recreationally. I just don’t set aside time like I do at home to sit down with a cup of tea and a good book. So one of my summer goals has bene to work on a reading list- but not just any reading list.
I’ve done the classics, loved them. Total nerd when Gatsby came out, my boyfriend and I dressed in full costume (photo on my Instagram). But I need more books I can discuss in casual conversation. So this is my list:
Water for Elephants- haven’t seen the movie so there were no spoilers! I read this at the beginning of the summer. It was totally different than I pictured, much grittier and barely gushy at all. I loved the setting, historical fiction has always been my fav. This book was especially interesting because I have visited the Ringling estate in Sarasota, so I was able to place a lot of context of the circus. Overall a compelling read and would definitely recommend.
And the Mountains Echoed- I couldn’t wait to start this one. I loved the The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, so I knew I was in for a treat. I am about two-thirds of the way into this one, but I am loving it. Unlike the author’s first two books, this one shifts from a variety of perspectives kind of like the film Crash. I’ll update when I am finished with the book.
Where’d You Go Bernadette- this one is kind of random. My mom read it this past year and said it was a great read. I kept seeing it on Pinterest lists and different blogs, so I’m excited to see what it’s all about. Update will follow as well.