Returning After My Long Absense
Well, let’s see if I can still remember how to do this blogging thing. How long has it been? Wow, January 1st: that’s the last time I posted. I said then that I hadn’t read a real book since August, and, to be honest, this semester was not much better.
My one literature class was Literary Theory, so I read a lot of guys like Foucault and Derrida and Marx and Freud, theorists and critics but not novelists. The one novel I did read for that class was called Passing by Nella Larsen. I might talk about that one a little later, but the point is that, other than that, I once again had no time for reading real books.
The good news is I finally graduated! So now that I’ve got my bachelor’s degree, a nice job lined up, and generally a complete shift in my life, I have actually been able to find some time to read again. Imagine that. I started out with The Fault in Our Stars, which I borrowed from my sister and finished in two days. Now I’m reading a book that I bought this summer and hadn’t had a chance to get around to: The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I hadn’t realized when I bought it or when I started reading it that it was on the 1001 list, but now it looks like I’m on my way to long-awaited #68!
Now, everyone who might have been reading this blog has probably long forgotten about it by now, but that doesn’t mean I’m giving up. In the context of a life-long challenge, this is really nothing more than a bump in the road. Sometime soon, I’ll post a review or something of the sort about The Fault in Our Stars, followed by something about The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I’ve also got plenty of great ideas for things I want to read now, amplified by the fact that I’ve been waiting so long for the chance to get to read them, so, if you’re reading this and are at all interested, stay tuned!