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Monday, April 11, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Spring Break

It's Monday, and for once I slept way past 5:00. That's because I'm on Spring Break!

This meme was hosted by Sheila at Book Journey for the longest time, and now Kathryn at Book Date has taken over. I can't seem to get myself together to post on the weekend, so here's what I've been reading, and what I'm reading now.

Most of my reading has been driven by my teaching, so I've been reading YA books like Red Rising by Pierce Brown (a dystopian world set on Mars--a great book for male readers), and professional reading such as:

Teaching Arguments by Jennifer Fletcher
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

And for review:
Reader, I Married Him, edited by Tracey Chevalier (a collected of short stories inspired by Jane Eyre)

Now, while I'm on break, I really want to read just for myself. Right now that means classics: I'm thirsting for the deepest literature. So I've been reading short stories by Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories. It is just what my soul needed. Next up: Death in Venice and Other Stories, by Thomas Mann--and then I'm rereading Jane Eyre (that story collection made me want to reread Charlotte Bronte's classic novel).

A little ambitious, I'll admit, but I think I can do it.

It's Monday, what are you reading?


Lindsey Stefan said...

It seems like Jane is having a resurgence! I'm seeing Jane Steele and Reader I Married Him all over the place lately!

Have a great week!

bibliophiliac said...

@Lindsey Stefan-Definitely! There was a book by Margot Livesey a couple of years ago--a modern retelling of Jane Eyre. It was called The Flight of Gemma Hardy. I liked that book very much...

Elizabeth said...

Those are heavy duty books. :)

I hope your week has been good.

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Lisa said...

Hope you got a chance to really dig into that list this past week!