well, it's been awhile, i know you've missed this. it's summer and the book endeavor
last summer i read 17 books on my list.
during the school year i read, but didn't review (damn, i should go back and do that), 5:
the Agamemnon, Lysistrata, the Medea, Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts.
i still have a ton to go, but i'm aiming for at least 10 books this summer. i'll be continuing work on my thesis, so i will be reading about british trade all summer, but...we'll see.
i'd absolutely love to bang out all the ancient classic that i, as a classics major (oooh, look at my appositive), should have read. i have a really great prose translation of the aeneid in the car, and one of the best poetry translations of the odyssey. then there are all the plays: i don't know how many i have left on here, but they're easy reads, so that's a reasonable goal.
i'd also like to broaden my horizons again and read something that i'd never pick up on my own. i did that with things like "rubyfruit jungle" and "miss lonelyhearts" and was pleasantly surprised.
oh, i also found "the fountainhead" while i was cleaning my room, which was supposed to be my next book, but i lost track of my mission.
The following is a horrendous idea: while i was cleaning my room, i ALSO found two books of a trilogy that at the time of purchase, i thought i would love. they've been sitting there for years. Naguib Mafouz' Cairo Trilogy
. Originally in Arabic, set in egypt, award winning...i should be able to do it, but i've just never read them. reading those two is a horrible idea because they aren't on my damned list. We'll see.