To Read / May

 

      Good morning! In April, I had the chance to go hear Salman Rushdie speak at Mizzou, and it was basically a once in a lifetime opportunity. When will such a notorious Booker Prize winner ever come speak at Mizzou in my time spent here again, and for free? The chances of that are slim, so I jumped on the general admission tickets to reserve a seat, and picked a book to read of his. I found The Enchantress of Florence in a second-hand book shop at home in Arkansas, and chose it for this month's book!

      The talk was amazing, and he even read a short story he's working on, that had yet to be heard by the public, anywhere. It was quite good, and I loved that I got to hear his story-telling voice, because now reading this book, I can hear him reading it in my head. I'm almost half-way through, and can't wait to finish it! Let's get to reading!

Book of the Month

 

     Hey there! For April's book of the month, I wanted to choose something inspiring and dynamic. Brooklyn, March's book, was very easy to read and was a pretty straight forward story. This month, I wanted something a little more challenging. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a classic that I've yet to read, which is saying something. "Classics" were the first kinds of books that I loved, thanks to my mama. However, I hadn't heard of this one until about a year ago. It's been on the reading list ever since, and I can't wait to tackle it this month! (That gorgeous cover doesn't hurt either.)