This Wednesday's question, courtesy of YA highway: what non-YA do you read?
And the answer: ugggggggggggggggggh.
The reason for that unimaginable groaning sound is: college. Because reading is all I do. All. I. Do. I can't wait until school is over so that I can actually enjoy reading again. I mean, I guess I enjoy it-- I'd rather be reading than doing math problems most of the time, so I should count my blessings. But right now, this is what I'm reading:
A chapter on Saints and Sainthood in Islam.
A book called "Missing Mary" by Charlene Spretnak, which is a mega biased account of how the Vatican II squelched the Virgin Mary from the Catholic church. She uses a lot of scare quotes. Drives me bonkers.
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath. Which I've already read, and enjoyed.
Here is what I want to be reading, though:
"Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (Yes, I know it's YA, which violates the rules of this question. Shhh.)
"The Half Known World" by Robert Boswell (A collection of essays about writing)
"Home" by Marilynne Robinson (author of Gilead, my current favorite book)
"The View From Castle Rock" by Alice Munro
The rest of "The Weight of Glory" by CS Lewis
"The Death of Adam" by Marilynne Robinson (I sort of stalk her, I guess)
Basically, when I'm not reading for school, I read YA, and when I'm not reading YA, I'm reading non-fiction about Christianity and/or writing, or fiction that has been recommended to me by people with good taste. I'm still sort of deciding what it is I like to read, and I feel like I'm on a different planet in college, like I can't possibly be aware of what's out there because there is just too much crap to do inside of this little bubble of stress. Okay, so I am not particularly stressed, but that doesn't mean that the entire campus of Northwestern is not throbbing with anxiety like a disembodied heart or...a headache or...a strobe light. I don't know, what are some things that throb?
One quarter left. And then, let the reading for enjoyment begin.
PS: if anyone has any recommendations, feel free. I really am going to compile a list.