Thursday, August 19, 2010

Books, books and more books

Class is starting in less than a week! I am giddy with excitement! Just about every day I ask Bradley if he's excited, he informs me that he is already taking a class, and I ask again if he is excited about starting the real semester, and he says yes, yes he is. I then want to know how we should act, you know being married and at the same school. Should we play it cool? Look like good professional married people? Serious studious married people? People who are married but enjoy doing their own thing? Married people who sit on opposite sides of the classroom? Married people who share a pen and drink from the same water bottle? Is swapping notes allowed? Can I refer to him as "baby" in class? Is he going to make we wear a backpack just because it's better for your back when I've had my heart set on my red leather messenger bag? Will he smile when I make him take a picture on the first day in front of the Seminary? In front of the classroom door? With the teacher? Hmmm...these are questions I've been asking Bradley and he has yet to give me an answer for any of them. I mean, they're important! Don't you think? No wonder I'm so excited and nervous!

Now, for those of you who after reading this are actually nervous for me (but especially for Bradley), don't worry! We only have one class together this semester. :)
Hey look! Those are all my books that came in today! It pretty much was like Christmas! And then I became slightly overwhelmed, then excited again, and then a little nauseous. I can do this! Right??
I am really excited about starting these books! I just finished Kristin Lavransdatter, and I highly recommend it. It has captivating depiction of 14th century Norway with character development that will be sure to suck you in. The themes of sin, guilt and forgiveness make it an amazing work. A little warning, it is over 1,000 pages. But it's a trilogy all in one, so it's not that bad. You won't be able to put it down. That's the truth.

I'm looking forward to starting these three books. I want to get them read before school gets in full swing. I'm excited about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao that sounds like it has a really unique and engaging plot line. I'm also looking forward to the Gilead, which I read took Marilynne Robinson 20 years to write. I'm fascinated to read the novel she spent so much time on and won her the Pulitzer. Fatelessness... I am a little nervous about reading. It's about a young fourteen year old who was in Auschwitz...should be gripping. I'm looking forward to these books. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Looks like my next few months are going to be filled with a lot of reading. What have you been reading?

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