My life is mostly peaceful. As i have said i spend a lot of time reading. I have read a variety of books recently and thought i would share them.
"extremely loud and incredibly close" by jonathan safran foer. This was a second read for me and is my favorite book of all time, I recommend it for everyone.
"the life of pi" by yann martel which was gifted to me by a friend just before my trip to Europe. I read this book while traveling on planes and buses and laying awake in hostels. An interesting adventure story with a twist on perception and dealing with our actions.
"Edgar sawtelle" by David wroblewski, at first a beautiful book that turns tragedy and takes up way too much time before finally getting there. I am sure you can squeeze good things out of it, but I was just angry when I was finished.
"the time travelers wife" by Audrey niffenegger, a beautiful and heartbreaking love story that also ends sadly. The writing is delicate and I couldn't put the book down.
Harry potter 1-5, I am currently on #6. I started last night and am on page 120 already, so that speaks for itself.
"the shipping news" by Annie proulx was my most recent read, one I spent a whole dedicated day in my over stuffed armchair to. The writing in this book about learning to love again is, like a teller told my friend ben, like butter oozing from her pen. Every sentence has its own intention apart from the story as a whole, but is also essential to fully comprehend the magnitude of what is happening. I am excited to read more books by this author.
I have also been reading poems by wendell berry and short stories by David sedaris and Leo Tolstoy. Any suggestions are more than welcome!