Monday, November 22, 2010
5 Books I Can't Get Through.
Ever since I finished grad school I've been sort of ADHD with my reading. I seem to love to start books, but have gotten really bad at following through all the way with them.
If anyone has recommendations on whether I should "just do it" or "just toss it" I would greatly appreciate it.
1) Annie Dillard: The Living
It's set back in the day and just hasn't liven up to my expectations of Dillard...I guess I just can't get past the past. The writing is good of course, it's just the storyline is nothing I can really relate to thus far.
2) Diane DIPrima: Pieces of a Song
I'm just really bad at reading poetry no matter how "beat" worthy it is.
3) Judith Butler: Undoing Gender
It's theory. And it's Butler. Thus, it's just going to take me a while.
4) Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
It's taken me like 100 days to get through 100 pages. I don't know why, I just can't get into it. Maybe there are just too many characters to remember.
5) Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope
Ryan won this book at the vegan meetup. It's pretty Jesus-y so far. I don't know if I can handle it much longer.
I don't know. I'm just really in the mood for a really good book. I don't want to re-read books I know are good, I want to read new ones, would love suggestions if any of you all have any. Also if you think I should power-through with any of these five let me know and I'll give them all another shot.