Sunday, December 11, 2011

J'espere lire ces livres

Happy Sunday Funday Everyone!

Very RARELY do I think about books or want to read them for fun. Don't take that to mean I am uneducated because it is in fact my education that makes me not want to read for pleasure.
Back in elementary school, you were allowed to read whatever book you wanted- Clifford the big red dog, the magic school bus, omg and who can forget GOOSEBUMPS!! After that time, books were something teachers forced upon students. Even now that I am in grad school, I'm so busy reading about non profit/tax/private accounting rules and regulations, that I don't have time nor eye strength to read more than my REQUIRED reading! BUTTTTT..

Now that its winter break & I have more than a month off, there are 2 books that I REALLY want to read/I suggest you guys read as well...

1. On the Road- By Jack Kerouac

The narrative follows the 2 main characters of the book, "Sal"vatore Paradise (narrator) & Dean Moriarty over the yrs 1947-50 in the USofA. "On the Road" is in large part, an autobiographical piece, based on Kerouac and friend's spontaneous road trips across the country. This novel takes place during the postwar era...which means lotsaa music & drug references!
My friend Bryce told me about this book; he said I remind him of the "care-free attitude and sense for adventure" found in Dean. Now I've got to read the book to see if that was a compliment or not hahahha. We also plan on re-creating Sal's travels cross country & writing a modern day version of "On the Road"....hmmmmm

2. The Last Tycoon- By F. Scott Fitzgerald
I randomly saw this book in a Lucky Magazine, of all places. Since Lucky is a fashion magazine, I figured this book MUST be worth looking up. I mean, putting an image of a book took space away from fashiiionnista type things-so it HAS to be that good..& from what I read it is!!
When Fitzgerald died, this novel was unfinished and in rough form. So a close friend of Fitzzyy collected/edited the book notes he found and published "The Last Tycoon" in 1941.
Its about a Hollywood producer who finds himself not only struggling to find love and success in a world of cut-throats, but who is in the ultimate struggle for his own life. Today's literary critics are in agreement that Fitzy intended the title to be "The Love of the Last Tycoon".....potato, po-ta-toe

SOOO....if any of you have read either of these books, please leave comments abt what you thought of them! Also..if you have any other books you'd recommend please share!

Tannnksss a lott =)

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