Life on the ice this Saturday morning
by, 08-18-2012 at 06:21 AM (408 Views)
I just bought almost all the books I will be reading in school this semester. It is kinda odd to buy 17 books that you know you will read within 3 months, I own 2 so in all it's 19 books to read and articles and essays. I saw one schedule and the teacher has about 50 pages of extra stuff to read, besides the novel for each week. Well I am gonna start reading right now even though school starts in September, the first book in a course about the autobiography is Rousseau's Confessions. It's more than 500 pages. There are many interesting books to read and I am excited. I finished Dracula last night and I feel like I am out of practice reading in English, it took me almost 2 hours to read about 60 pages, I used to be faster than that. I sure need to be faster than that if I am to read about two novels each week.
I am taking 3 courses and in two of them I have to read about a novel a week so that is a whole lot of reading. The third course is about different types of literature and I only have to read two novels and a bunch of essays and stuff like that, but luckily one of the books is Frankenstein and I read that about a year ago so that is something. The other course where there is a novel a week is about war literature. Mainly first WW and some Balkan wars. I have a list below of the books to read in the months to come.
The Woman Warrior:Memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts-Maxine Kingston
Confessions of an English opium eater- Thomas de Quincey
Autobiography- John Stuart Mill
Autobiography of Malcolm X- Malcolm X
Skating to Antarctica- Jenny Diski
W, or the memory of childhood-George Perec
If this is a man/the truce- Levi Primo
The Assault-Harry Mulisch
The wars- Findley
All quiet on the western front-Remarque
S. a novel about the Balkans-Slavenka Draculic
Autobiography- linda anderson
literary theory the basics
Cambridge companion to the literature of the first world war
Cambridge companion to the literature of world war
also one icelandic book about literature
I am going to my step dads cabin today and I am gonna try and read a bit, my mom and he are there now and I will go with my brother and my dogs. I hope the weather will be OK so the dogs will be fine outside. They are so addicted to me, Sisko can't be in another room and not outside if I am inside so I hope I can just be outside all day reading with them. My mom and step dad are not big fans of dogs and my boys are very hairy and they bark. things I find OK but they don't like it so I was just happy that they wanted them to come too. They have a small, I don't really know what to call it, a cross between a shed and a cabin. It's very nice but it's just one very small room with a bed and nothing more I will sleep there with the boys. The rest in the cabin.
I am excited about school and I am gonna start reading a bit of Rousseau.