You know when you're lounging by the pool (or the beach) soakin' up the sun's AMAZING rays, perfectly content, yet you can't sit still and are bored at the same time? Well that's pretty much my life story. Maybe its because of my ADD but I find it incredibly boring, as relaxing as it is, to just sit while at the pool and on break. With this in mind I turn to my life saver... A GOOD BOOK.
|Yes, I am in my second home, the dreaded Library.|
I didn't used to be a huge reader, I had the same mindset of, "If I'm reading all the time for school why the heck would I want to spend another minute with my nose buried in a book?!" - But now I see! It's a wonderful way to escape, while you're already escaping to a wonderful location, Mexico in my case. Or even if you're home for spring break, what the heck are you going to do with all your free time? As much as I want to believe there will be constant re-runs of NCIS or Law & Order: SVU on T.V during break, I highly doubt it. So, pick up a book!
Last spring break I re-read my all time favorite book East of Eden by John Steinbeck - the first time I read it was in high school, and as lame as I may appear, I fell in love with it, I've read it like 10 times! Now I only read one book during this SB because East of Eden is about 600 pages long.. haha. But this coming spring break I'm trying to go a different route and read a book I haven't previously read AND read more than one. How exciting, right?
So far on my list are these three books...
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
This novel is a tale told by a five year old boy named Jack. Now, Jack is your typical 5-year-old, except for the fact that he lives his entire life in a single, tiny room with his mom. The only other company they share is a threatening nighttime visitor know as Old Nick. The reader doesn't learn much more about these characters from the back of the book except for the fact that at some point their world becomes a whole lot bigger when they leave the confines of their four walls and with this new world comes new issues and new tragedies that Jack and his mother must face together.
Sounds good right? Granted that's just the description I gathered and wrote from reading different reviews, but I think it sounds extremely interesting... So that one's on my list..
Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
Now I've seen this book in many bookstores, and who wouldn't be drawn to the beautiful Tiffany blue cover?! Apparently its about four friends in college who meet as dorm-mates their freshman year and couldn't be more different from each other. But through the trials and tribulations of their freshman year this group of girls develop a wonderful bond that will remain for the rest of their lives. A few years after they graduate they return to their college for a wedding of one of the friends - the girls are just as close as they used to be. Through this wedding there are tests of their friendship, but the girls remember their friendship is solid as a rock even if shaky at some points. During the weeks and months after the wedding these four girls must find their places in the world and in each others lives.
HOW GOOD DOES THAT SOUND? As a female sophomore in college I already feel like I can relate to this story - It's a definite must get.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
I don't know exactly what this one's about, and to be honest right now I don't want to look it up haha, but I've read about it before and I know it involves a young boy who loses his father during the tragedy of September 11. Apparently he goes in search of the meaning behind a secret key that his father had left him before he died? Sorry if this is vague but I'm pretty sure that's a slight gist of what its about. Regardless I've heard mixed reviews about it. My friend Liza, or Spring breakSista, who's going on SB with me said it was extremely sad, but I some how manage to gravitate towards sad books (hence: The Room, I mean that sounds terribly depressing!) but I think I'm also going to give this one a try!
Wow. Three books.. Am I biting off more than I can chew - in a week? Haha
What books are on you're SB reading list? Or just reading list in general? I'm looking for any kind of insight!
Also, I just want to add a cute picture to this post - I've been looking at tons of blogs and there are just so many cute preppy pictures out there that I want to share them with you!
Break me off a piece of one of them Southern Gentlemen... mmmm mmm mmm.
(I also hope its not too weird that I'd love to own a pair of those green pants on the guy on the left - they just look wonderful, but probably only wonderful on him haha)
Until next time my friends!
ps: By best friend, we'll call her SwimmerGal, brought to my attention that "Bo-Nan" could be pronounced as "Bo-Nahn" - so I thought I'd clear up that its "Bo-Nan" with a hard A, so it rhymes with Ann hahah
"Bo-Nahn" sounded a little too european for me...