This week was actually really good! Until last night, when a migraine forced me to go to bed at 6:30. Meaning I just woke up. At 2 am. On a Saturday. And now I’m pretty sure my whole weekend is going to be weird. But oh well. I think I’m going to finish this post and then get back in bed with a book. Speaking of which…. I did read some good books this week.
The first book I read was Carrie by Stephen King. It was my pick for the Reading New England Challenge this month – the theme was Maine. I’ve read a decent number of King books before and have seen the movie (the original, not the new one – yet) but Carrie was completely different from what I was expecting. I will do a full review in the next couple of weeks.
This week, I also finished reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. This is a nonfiction book about Americans’ relationship with meat and how it is produced. We eat more animals than any other country in the world, and so we’ve had to come up with some not-so-nice ways of farming them. Honestly, a lot of the information wasn’t new to me, but it was information I’d been trying to suppress for a long time. This book made me really think about some things, and it literally only took 80 pages for me to decide to become a vegetarian. Even if you’re not an animal lover, this book will seriously make you question where your food comes from. Again, I will do a full review soon.
Those are the only books I finished this week, but I did start reading a couple more. The first is The Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel, which I received an ARC of from NetGalley. It’s about a thousand-year-old, old-school vampire who reenters the world after being trapped under a house for 300 years and discovers that new vampires are… pretty. Which, of course, he hates. I’m about halfway through this one, and so far, I’m really enjoying it! It’s kind of a satirical look at the modern fascination with “good” vampires, and it’s absolutely hilarious. I’m hoping to finish it in the next day or two so I can review it before it’s released on Tuesday.
And, finally, this week I also started reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. I bought this book simply because it was part of the Brontë Vintage Classics release this year (along with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights), and I couldn’t resist the covers. I wasn’t planning on reading it anytime soon, but then it popped up while I was doing research for my International Women’s Day post, and that really sparked my interest. I’m glad it did, too, because I am really enjoying this book! I haven’t been doing great with my goal to read more classics this year, and I think this book has given me the motivation to pick up a few more. I’m planning on jumping into Jane Austen’s Persuasion after I finish it.
This week was also my first week back at school – I only get a week off between classes, which kind of sucks sometimes. I started my class on how to teach writing, which is okay I guess. Not going to lie, I’m a bit annoyed that we have to take it whether or not we want to be teachers after we graduate. I’d rather be taking another literature class or something. But whatever. I guess it might be fun.
I think that’s really it for this wrap up. Hopefully I get more reading done next week. I think this weekend I might finally read Saga Vol. 5, since we got a release date for Vol. 6 (July 5)! I’m really excited about it.
Let me know what you read this week, or what you’re planning on reading this weekend!