Well, I’ve successfully crossed one book off of my winter reading list – The Great Gatsby. It took me just under three days to tear through the rich two-hundred or less pages. I had no idea it was so short when I decided to read it nor did I really know anything about the plot or the time setting. It really was all about parties and love and secrets in the fabulous 20s. I know already that I’ll have to read it again since I was blazing through the pages. Everyone has told me that there are so many subtleties and nuances that you have to catch again and again. Mostly, I’m glad I read it and look forward to reading it again in the near future.
And now, since I got The Casual Vacancy for Christmas (Thanks Mom and Dad!) I’m dipping in to that. So far it’s been interesting to read a J.K. Rowling that isn’t Harry Potter. Sure, I miss the magic and Hogwarts but so far this book is incredibly interesting. It’s still the incredibly detailed and cozy world that Rowling so often creates it’s just a different setting and a different type of drama. I won’t spoil it for anyone who is still planning on reading it, but thus far, about one-hundred pages in, I’m not too disappointed.
What are you reading this Christmas season?