Egads y’all. I got my invitation to my 10th year High School reunion this week. I am NOT that old. Damnit.
Honestly though, I’m actually pretty excited about it. I can’t wait to see who has left themselves go, who looks exactly the same, who succeeded, who didn’t. No really, I’m excited to catch up with old friends, see how their families are growing, how they’ve changed, what they are doing now, etc, etc. I will be about 12 weeks or so pregnant by then (it’s in October), so that should be interesting as well. People won’t be able to say how fat I’ve become, because I’ll have an excuse! Ha! How lucky am I?!?
In other news, my friend Lesley at Lesley’s Book Nook has decided to challenge herself to read several classics that have been floundering on her bookshelf for quite some time. I have several (and I mean several!) classics also floundering on MY bookshelves, many of which I bought after I discovered I loved Jane Austen and wanted to try more of her and other writers, so after much careful deliberations I have decided to join Lesley in her challenge. I don’t think I will set quite as many to read as she did, as most of the ones I want to read are quite big, but I think I will try to read 5 before the end of the year. My picks are:
Emma by Jane Austen
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
A Study in Scarlett by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
and possible extra credits Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Moodstone by Wilkie Collins
There are many I would like to get to as well (Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Northanger Abbey, Middlemarch, the rest of War and Peace!) and may yet, but I’m trying to be realistic. I don’t read classics that fast, nor do I want to, and I also want to read other books that come my way by library, ARC, or just impulse. But I think those 5-7 books will fit nicely. I think I’ll start The Three Musketeers this weekend.