Here Come the Classics!


finally finished the book that I was reading and will now begin my venture into reading the classics that I didn’t read in school.

First on the list – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I will be sure to post even more to give my thoughts as I read through each of these renowned books. Hopefully you all won’t test me on my knowledge like Ms. Helgeson did!

Cheating on Your Books


The classics reading hasn’t quite started yet. I have a rather strange relationship with books. If I’m reading one that I enjoy, I feel obligated to finish it before moving on to another one. Almost like I don’t want to cheat on my current read.

I used to be worse. Years ago I would feel the same way about a book even if I didn’t enjoy it. I had this sense that if I started it, regardless of how awful it was, I had to finish it. For me, beginning a book was a commitment, even when I feel mentally abused by the abhorrent use of the English language. Thankfully I’ve learned to walk away from those non-remorseful literary partners.

I’m really enjoying the book that I’m reading now, which is why I haven’t started reading any classics yet. I’m reading “What Would Buffy Do: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide.” I’m enjoying it so much, I can’t bring myself to have an affair with another book.

Yes, when it comes to reading, I’m a serial monogamist.