Not sure why I named this post the School Edition, as I've never done a "What I'm Reading" post before. I've been in LA and between visiting with old friends, working, and homework, I haven't been online... pretty much at all. Sorry for my absence. I expect next week to be better. I only have a few more weeks of classes (for this semester) so I plan to read A LOT in December, but for now... here's some of what I've been reading (and I'm linking up texts in case you want to read them):
-Modernist Poetry... was probably the most difficult thing I've read this semester. What the actual ****? I just... it's just... I can't.... my book said that modernist poetry required an encyclopedic knowledge of history and literature and The Waste Land is definitely hipster poetry. Langston Hughes redeemed this section.
-Twelfth Night... my favorite Shakespeare play AND I got to write a paper comparing it to a modern adaptation. I chose the fabulous teen comedy She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes and had a blast writing the paper. It was also my last reading for English Lit, which was an 8 week course (I got an A woohoo!).
Here is my favorite scene from She's the Man. You're welcome.
-Medea... have I mentioned this before? I seriously expected to hate it, but I found the whole thing fascinating. The book told me that I would slowly come to detest Medea, but I loved her. She may have killed her children and been spiteful, but she had follow through and I can respect that.
What are you reading? And what should I read when classes are done?