Reading Just to Read

I have pretty much finished up my fall semester work, which means I’m heading into a time when I’ll actually have true free time on my hands after my kids go to sleep in the evenings. Because of this, I have resolved to do a little more reading over the break – some of which will be pre-reading for my thesis, but most of which will be pleasure-reading.

On the advice of a friend, I picked upĀ The Godfather (the novel, not the movie). I am in the wonderful position of having never seen the movie, and I didn’t even know there was a book. I just finished Book I of the novel, and this is one of those “How have I not heard of this book before?” moments. I love that it’s out of my normal wheelhouse of novels I read (crime dramas aren’t necessarily my thing).

Anyway, it’ll be nice to spend some time during this break reading things that are a little easier to get through than a book likeĀ Sources of the Self by Charles Taylor. I’ve resolved to not waste my entire break away by watching Netflix. We’ll see how that goes.