Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What I'm Reading Now: February Edition

So what's on my Currently Reading list? Take a look!

On my Nook: The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career by L.M. Montgomery - This came up alphabetically, but I was quite happy it did as I've been wanting to read it. And since I'm preparing for a conference proposal on L.M. Montgomery it's good for me to finally get to it! It's so fascinating read a little bit more about her life and childhood and get a feel for how many things Montgomery used from her own life in her books.

On my phone: A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist - I really enjoy Gist's Christian historical fiction. I think I read this once a long time ago as it's been vaguely familiar, but it's thoroughly enjoyable. Constance sneaks away from her father's house to bid her uncle good-bye and in the process she is kidnapped and carried off to the new world as a bride. When she's forced into a marriage, Constance prays that she is able to survive until her world can be set right. However, Drew isn't quite what he originally appeared and it might be harder for her to stay unattached than she plans.

On audio in my car: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien - I'm loving the reread. The narrator is fantastic. I'm remembering how much I loved this story. Especially the retaking of the Shire by the Hobbits (which of course was glossed over in the movies). I'm heading into the appendices and am very excited about those as well.

In print - non-fiction: The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and Cosmos by Gaston Bachelard - I am completely in love with Bachelard's writing. I read The Poetics of Space a few years ago, and it was basically the foundation of my MA thesis. This is just as beautiful and thought provoking. It's basically the philosophy/psychology of waking dreams and his way of presenting things never fails to stir my imagination.

In print - fiction: My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins - This short story collection of holiday stories has been quite entertaining so far. Many of my favorite YA authors have stories in here and the variety of stories makes a nice collection.

On TV: Star Trek: The Original Series - I've been slowly working through this for a while. I had been watching it with my parents before I moved and a few months ago I picked up where we had left off. There are really some fascinating story lines and remarkably forward thinking, especially considering when it was being filmed.

What are you reading? Anything good? Do tell!

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