Procrastination w/ Required Reading
I have to finish On War and Morality (Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy) by Robert L. Holmes by the end of next week and I haven't even started it. Well, I did start it, but I'm only three pages in, so does that count? In my book, no; but I'll let you be the judge.
My sister and I participate in a 2-woman book club and we've read quite a few books so far. Among those are: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (R.I.P. sir, your books will forever be a gift to this world), the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and The Republic by Plato.
The idea to start a mini book club came out of the blue a little over a year ago, and we've been pretty consistent ever since. Our book tastes are quite different, but we've managed to find a couple that we both own (or that I have extra copies of) and it's been fun!
We are planning to read War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust by Doris L. Bergen next, and then The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows to end on a more lighthearted note (we hope).
I don't know what we'll read after, but it will definitely be something good. I just wish I didn't have to choose a book every single time. My sister has “great taste” when it comes to reading books—especially those in the Mystery and (true) Crime genre—and I want her to recommend some for our book club.
We've had some good, awkward, frustrating and boring times reading together and hopefully this is something we'll continue to do until we're old, saggy and gray. Reading is a joy and I enjoy it very much. Hopefully she does too.