Books, books, and… more books

It’s been a while since I updated, and while I would love to say it’s because I’ve been off on a great adventure, it’s been… much the same around these parts lately. Then again, college counts as an adventure, right?

The semester is winding down, and once again, I’m left wondering where the months went. I could’ve sworn I just got back from winter break last week. The 80F weather would say otherwise, though. As is customary to the end of the semester, the amount of work to do increases rapidly, yet the hours in the day stay much the same. Hysterical laughter is common in the apartment when looking at to-do lists and calendars.

I’ve spent much of the last few weeks working on a paper for one class, and at this point, it’s safe to say the paper has been kicking my ass through the various drafts. I’m not ready to give up just yet, though. I’ve still got another week or so to come out on top, and I intend to do just that.

Besides that, I’ve spent most of my time the way I usually do: with books. Reading them, buying them, wishing I had more shelf space in the apartment…

I suppose I’ll end here with a bit of a round up of my recently read, reread, and purchased books:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling – Sure, I’ve read it (literally) about a hundred times. This time, though, it was for a paper. (The one that’s been winning all the matches.) Finally, a chance to combine academia and HP.

Passing, Nella Larsen – Read for my Literature of the Harlem Renaissance class. Very interesting and quick read. We had several very interesting discussions and debates about the book in class. Worth a read if you have a few hours to spare.

The Laramie Project , Moises Kaufman – Fantastic read. Assigned for my Feminist and Gender Theories class, but it’d been on my To Read list for a while. It’s a play, so it reads fast, but damn, it packs a punch. A lot of the time I was reading through teary eyes.

And, of course, I had to buy a few books recently. I went up to Brookline Booksmith last night and and wandered around the bottom floor’s used books. I came out with two for $4.50: Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and Michael Crichton’s Sphere. I’m looking forward to getting a chance to read them.

Before I can do that, however, I’ve got to read Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson for class. I’ve heard a lot of things (not all good) about this book and the author, so I’m interested to see what it has to say.

Read anything interesting lately?