Part of “putting my feet up” this summer is trying to read a bit more and spend less time in front of my computer. I sometimes feel like my computer has become an extension of me and would very much like to rectify that and go back to old fashioned entertainment such as reading. I have a huge list of books that I would like to read and why not knock off a few of those during the long warm days of summer?
So far, I’ve managed to read the following:
- Tall Grass by Sandra Dallas
- Riding with Ghosts by Gwen Maka
- Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar
- Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch
- The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
And I’m hoping to tackle a few more by the end of the summer. These long afternoons in the sun are the perfect time to catch up on my reading list while working on my tan.
Of course, I can’t stray too far from the visuals of video and film. After all, that’s what I do for a living isn’t it? I found this little beauty a few weeks ago and couldn’t help but share it with you:
It’s been years since I read this book but I remember it fondly mostly because before I read it, I thought I was going to hate it. I’m not a big fan of this era of literature but was on vacation, had read everything else that I had brought with me and someone happened to have this lying around. So I read it and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it and was equally astonished at the themes that it addresses considering the date at which it was written.
I love this little animation because for once the story hasn’t been turned into a corny horror film and actually looks at the social and political stances at the time that the book was written. It condenses it all into just a few minutes concisely and most importantly, it leaves me wanting more- always a good thing in a book review.