Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Break Rocks

I get a long weekend for Fall Break, but it is totally better than nothing. My goal on Friday evening was to finish at least one non-school related book during the break. Last night, I did it! Yay! I finally found time to finish The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.

If you haven't read it, I would recommend it. Some people find themselves scared of books written before the last decade. There really is no need for that. The House of Mirth was published in 1905 and deals with a socialite in the late 19th century. Lily Bart is one of those characters that you identify with and find yourself pulling for. The messes she finds herself in could easily happen today. Of course, we would use different language to speak of them, but still it could happen. From the beginning, it was pretty obvious to me how this one was going to end up but I enjoyed the read anyways. It really is an easy read. It just took me forever to read because I didn't have enough time.

I'm so excited to have finished the novel. Now the hard question...What to read next?! Oh how I love Fall Break!!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading books. It's so hard for me to find a GOOD one though. grrr

    visiting from sits.

    I saw you other post, I so have to buy a crock pot!


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