Ok…I can’t take it any more and I must make a confession. I’m saddened to share this news. I’m disappointed in myself. I’m questioning if I have failed English majors everywhere. Prepare thyself: the Lorows have abandoned “War and Peace.” I made it not quite halfway, and realized that book was slowly causing me to lose my love of reading. I was searching for other things to read at night (magazines, puzzle books) to avoid the book. I’m not sure why. I didn’t dislike reading it. Rather, I didn’t eagerly anticipate picking it up at night, and, therefore, I practically stopped reading it. I love to read too much, and there are too many good books out there to risk spending the next seven years plowing through “War and Peace.” Confession over.
I practically skipped to Murray Library here on campus last Friday to check out a few summer reading books. Since I’m flying to Florida next week, I was looking for a page turner, something that would help me pass the time during the flight. I got two books, and I’m just getting started with “The Emperor of Ocean Park.” I’ll keep you posted.
I’m reading a second book though now too (very much not my style, by the way, to date more than one book at a time). It’s a little page-turned called “Messiah College: A History.”
You see, the College is celebrating its Centennial in 2009-2010, and my colleague Christina and I are leading the communication committee for this event. My major responsibility this summer is to research, write, and populate the Centennial website. It’s a mammoth endeavor, but a fun project. And, it gives me reason to read at work!
Once you’ve read “Messiah College: A History,” you might be looking for some additional summer reading. Allow me to recommend “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger; “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver; and both of Donna Tartt’s books.
Now, time for Chapter 5: “Grantham and a New Home.”