Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I've Been Reading: July 2012

Can you believe that today is August 1st?! I can't believe we are in our "last month" of summer. Regardless, I'm pretty excited because I'm going on vacation in just a couple of weeks and my husband will be turning the dirty 30 while we are away, so there will be lots of celebrating!

Question of the month (from Andi): If you were stranded on an island--which one album and which one book would you want to have with you?

Another toughie Andi! I'd have to pick Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. I read this in college and  it has been one of the very few books that were required reading that I thoroughly enjoyed. My English professor sparked my fascination with Vonnegut and I am so thankful for that. Not everyone is a Vonnegut fan though, I think you will either love his style or hate it. I happen to love it because he's entertaining but on a deeper level, and he leaves a lot to the imagination. 


Under the Table & Dreaming by Dave Matthews Band (1994)
I'm picking Dave Matthews Band but I'm cheating a little because instead of one album, I'm picking one mixed CD of theirs. I'm not your stereotypical DMB fan but lately I have found myself drawn to their music. I just went to my first DMB concert a few months ago and I loved it. All of their music is so relaxing and I think I would need something to relax me from the panic of being stranded so this choice makes perfect sense to me.



 

3 comments:

  1. After devouring 50 shades I'm really ready to get back to the deeper novels I know and love :D Thanks for the Vonnegut tip, I'll definitely put it in the queue to crank up for a summer beach read!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  2. I'm with Julie, 50 shades was just too shallow for me. Fun to read, but not exactly enlightening! I love your picks :)

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  3. Dave Matthews Band will always remind me of my University - Crash is just the best song EVER!

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