Today I want to talk about and hopefully recommend some of the stuff that I am reading right now.
I want to start off by talking about the revelation that I have had regarding reading in general recently:
It is OK to read more than one book at once!!
For a really long time I was literarily repulsed by the idea of dipping into more than one world at once. It felt unnatural, I felt like by dividing my attention I would be enjoying both book’s experiences less. However recently I decided to pick up Jane Eyre (spontaneously) whilst reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (My Harry Potter post is for a whole other time) and found that it was a really enlightening experience.
I’m at a time in my life where I’m growing up and away from YA whilst reading less in general due to the load of work that starting new courses brings. Yet oddly I’ve found that reading more than one thing at once has actually motivated to pick books up more – it is challenging but it is all the more rewarding and fulfilling as a bookworm and I would really recommend trying it out to any of you who had the same reservations as me!
Back to books:
Currently I am reading Emma by Jane Austen and Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac.
- ‘Emma’ so far has been really interesting. Unlike Pride and Prejudice, Austen does not create a victim in her heroine but instead someone who the reader is almost annoyed with throughout. Although there are still those beautiful stuffy paragraphs that Austen is famous for I do feel that this book is slightly more dynamic then P&P because it talks about women in a more subtle way then being outrightly feminist in my opinion.
- I have read very little of ‘Maggie Cassidy’ so far but already am getting vibes similar to those I felt when reading ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky. In the simplest of expressions: it feels young.
You can be sure that book reviews will follow for both novels mentioned today!
I wish you all a happy reading week
Also I think I have finally worked out the comment section of WordPress so comment and let me know – do you guys all read more than one book at once? Have you always done? Am I the only one?
Keep on reading.
And thanks again Beth!