November 9, 2011

Day two..ish

Yeah, okay. So blogging every day until Thanksgiving was just a little lofty. But I will proceed as if I haven't missed a single day.

Today I am thankful for books.

I spent last night and this morning reading True Grit for my Western Literature class and I loved it so much! Oh my gosh. You have to read this book. If you have seen the movie, awesome. But you should read the book, too. If you haven't seen the movie and you haven't read the book, read the book and then watch the movie! This story has some of the best characters ever, especially Mattie Ross: the main character who at 14 years old sets out to kill the man who killed her father and stole his horse and money. This is one of my favorite books now. I have read some really good books in this class, but this one tricked me into thinking I was reading a book that I wanted to read, not because it was assigned for school, but because reading is my favorite. And that's why I'm thankful for books today. Because last night reading for a class was fun for once!

Some of my other favorite books are:
Gone With the Wind
The Hunger Games
East of Eden
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Blue Bloods Series (don't hate)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
Chasing the Red, White, and Blue: A Journey in Tocqueville's Footsteps through Contemporary America
As I am making this list, I am realizing that I like pretty much every book I read. And I love a lot of books and I get really excited about them when I read them. And I read a lot of books. So...these are just a few of my favorites, and I am having a really hard time separating everything else out in my head. Basically, it's impossible for me to decide on favorite favorites. I guess I should start keeping a running list of all the books I have read because I know there are some from like elementary school and even a few summers ago that I loved but don't remember.

As a side note about my Western Lit class, I might cry when it's over. Real tears of sadness. Because it is the best class ever and I will never be in a class with all of those wonderful people again.

As another side note, tonight I am going to leave work, go to the fireside for potential missionaries, go home, take a Nyquil and maybe watch a movie or listen to the Bon Iver station on Pandora, and peace out from the world. My test this morning was...purely hellish.

Please tell me your favorite book!


  1. I'll have to check it out cause I loved the movie.

    My fav BYU class was Russian Lit. I highly recommend it :)

  2. @Morgan: I'm taking Russian Lit next semester. AWESOME.
    And, you know all of my favorite books. But the newest ones are The Accidental Tourist and Mrs. Dalloway. And all that poetry stuff that Paul keeps bringing me is good too.

    Word verification: oxitero.

  3. For the modern books, have you heard of Jodi Piccoult? She has written some amazing books. They are truly wonderful. As a girl though, Emma by Jane Austen is definitely one of my all time favorites :)