Its not until you travel that you realize what you really didn’t need. I wish someone was there to be strict with me. I had isntead bee surrounded by a fashion forward sister and friend, and worried for my own comfort. So I have a number of things now, that I recommend being left at home.
The reading list is a fickle creature. She waits in beside your bed patiently each night for the human to slip into the blanket, before they ATTACK with guilt of not reading, and, like a smelly, readable fungus, they only grow with time. The only way to be rid of them is by reading!
Finding the time can be tricky, especially if you’re a Juggernaut reader like I am.
Because of the way I was raised and my interest, I can suffer from bouts of pretentiousness. For example I wake up to the CBC every morning on the radio, and/or lectures. In any case, they were talking this morning about Classic Novels on your summer reading list. Its funny really. We complain all winter about how cold it is outside and then when summer comes we make reading lists. I don’t know about you but I can’t stand being outside reading to long. Hot, flippy pages in the wind, no soft cozy chair. But that’s beside the point. A majority of last summers reading list was classic literature. I’m a lit nerd. I collect it, a majority of my collection gathered from my time working at Bearly Used Books, though more often than not I haven’t read it all. I have a huge penguins collection, and if I happen to find a print from 60-100 years past, or further I snatch it up. You can keep the stinky penguin, this one looks old!
I have my favourites among them though, that I’ve actually read and here they are!
My Top 3 Reads of 2012
The Pawn of Prophecy