Three very different books read this month, was nice to get a variety in my reading life.
Beowulf : Occasionally my cousin asks for my help on her English Lit papers, and sometimes that prompts me to read the book she is writing on. This was the case with Beowulf. A story that had been on my radar to read since becoming obsessed with Tolkien’s work, but had never taken the step. I read it this month, rather quickly as well, and I wish I could say I enjoyed it more. I don’t think I took as much out of it as I should have, and it was certainly embellished more in my mind than what the actually epic poem contained.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll: After seeing Alice Through the Looking Glass this month, it prompted me to want to read the books (finally!). It truly is a fun and messed up adventure that Alice embarks on. A quick short enjoyable read for sure.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: A well known classic that I had not gotten to yet! Finally this month I did (seemed to be the theme for the month). Just as good as any Charles Dickens novel is, a nice before bed time read for me. I also enjoyed reading it because it takes places in London! Even if it was ages ago London, it was fun to recognize the names of the streets and boroughs. Side note : I had gone my entire life not realizing the Disney movie Oliver & Company was based on Oliver Twist. Mind = blown!
Well last book nook post for a couple of months. I will certainly be reading much over the summer, so will be sure to have a summer book nook post upon my return.
– xoxo Veronica