As my loyal followers may know -- all three of you, for now -- I've been trying to establish a sort of theme for each day of the week. Wednesday has, for the last month, been "What I'm Reading Wednesday." The hope, of course, is that I can guide anyone who stumbles across this blog to some new good literature and that, through open discourse, readers can open my mind. Surprisingly, it's already added a few things to my list.
The reason I am so late in bringing you this week's edition is because I have been READING ALL DAY. What, you ask? For the first time, I'm reading something I won't necessarily recommend:
Oh, it's not that they're bad. In fact, I had a compelling one about the rhetorical strategies utilized by Jonathan Swift in A Modest Proposal that appealed to his intended audience during the 18th century in Ireland (and, sadly, since I am a nerd, that was not sarcasm -- the paper rocked). However, reading similar arguments over and over truly deadens your mind for more fruitful reading.
So in terms of "pleasure" reading, here is what I was able to gravitate toward today:
- One more section of Don't Worry, Be Grumpy by Ajahn Brahm (highly recommend)
- The final chapters of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (assigned reading for my class, but I love it -- so it's pleasure)
- Inspirational quotes!
On days when I feel that I do not have the time to breathe, quotes often ease my mind. I try to share them on my author page which, if you have not already, you should "like" on Facebook. Hopefully I will get back to substantial reading next week, when three of my classes expire, but until then…
What are you reading?
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