June 21, 2012

Life intervenes!!

Ah yes school is on the horizon.  It kind of creeped up on me that I'm about to start an intensive 6 week course of Young Adult Literature.  However, when I received the list of required books I knew that I had to get a move on in a BIG way.  There are about 12 books on the list (two of which I've already read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling & Twilight by Stephenie Meyers) and I don't have much time to get cracking.  As a result, Stephen Hawking will have to take a backseat.  This also means that my last entry was basically a rhetorical question as I now have a limited selection of titles to choose from.

For reasons I can't come up with, I've decided to start with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  Based on the dust jacket, the book appears to be a fantasy novel about a magical circus that shows up without notice.  There is a romantic back story about two magicians who are competing (but don't realize it at first) and the outcome effects everyone affiliated with the circus.  Since this is a fantasy novel, I'm about 80% sure that I'm going to enjoy it.  I usually have an issue with some of the young adult books that are "popular" right now because they're often overly angsty and full of swearing BUT I'm happy to give it a whirl (oh and I kind of have to read it for class).

So I'll (hopefully) be reporting back soon(ish) with my review and a blurb about the next title on the list. :-)

June 19, 2012

I'm finishing up A Brief History of Time and contemplating my next read.  I'm thinking The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  What do you guys think?

PS I hope you're prepared for the hot weather tomorrow!  Great reading weather!! ;o)