Since I completely forgot to post in Monday Musings yesterday, I’ll make a special “Tuesday Musings” post! I’ve been trying my best to read more or at least keep reading since school has started back. Currently, I’m reading five books: Ariel by Sylvia Plath, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, On Writing by Stephen King, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
I’m reading To Kill a Mockingbird in honor of Banned Books Week 2010, which actually ended on October 2. But I knew when I began it that I wouldn’t be able to finish it due to trying to work on school stuff, home stuff, etc. That’s ok though. I’m still really enjoying reading it and On Writing. Believe it or not, I have never read anything written by Stephen King. Shocking, I know. Although it was more shocking that I encountered someone today who had never heard of King’s book Carrie or the movie based on it. That and Dracula are the epitome of classic horror in my opinion. Anyway, as I’ve been reading On Writing, I have found that Stephen King is an author that I have missed out on reading! I thought to myself, “If I am enjoying reading a ‘technical’ book on writing by him, I know I would enjoy one of his actual novels or short stories.” So I will be adding Stephen King to my list of authors that I need to read.
As far as the other books are concerned, I’m really enjoying all of the books I’m currently reading. Will I rate them all an “A”? No, probably not, but I can see that I will be enjoying reviewing the current reads in my stack. Hopefully I’ll have a review ready soon!