I've been buying donated books for a buck or two, and magazines for 10 cents. I've come to the conclusion that it's better to finish the one I'm currently reading before I move on to another serious book. However, and this might sound a bit tacky, I've also decided to reward myself with some more light-hearted (or silly, there you have it) kind of literature as I keep reading the books that actually matter.
This (Globalization and its Discontents) is a book I started reading in Argentina. It's very interesting and easy to read, but for some reason, I read very little each time. I stopped carrying my headphones so I can read while waiting for the bus.
The Penguin History of the USA is another book I started in Argentina and never finished. Once I knew I was going to move here, I realized I was going to have to get more acquainted with US history. I mean, I don't want to be an ignorant about this country's background! I'll be making this my home, for God's sake! I think I only read a bit over a hundred pages ... still reading about Virginia, hehe.
I was planning to get some classics, but I ran into The Dawn's of Early Light at the library. One of the other volunteers said it looked very interesting, so I bought it. I didn't even know what its title made reference to! :/.
I wish I had inherited my mom's love for books! She was so into Russian writters that owned Russian dictionaries because she thought it was impossible to truly understand their literature if you were clueless about their language. She used to buy lots of classics for my sister and me because, in her words, "You can't go wrong with classics. You know they're well written ..." And I can't even remember what else she said :/.
Anyway, here's a peek at the more blithe stuff I've picked. You can laugh, haha.
I know most of you are bookworms, so are there any books you can recommend?
It'd also be very helpful if you could tell me which books you read in school. I really want to catch up with those ones before we have kids. I'd hate my kids to think they have an ignorant mother :/.
Thank a lot! ;D
Hope you're all having a great week!