Thursday, April 29, 2010

It occurred to me recently...

that in order to graduate with my masters degree I'm going to have to return all of my library books. I'm pretty sure withholding ones diploma is a measure they're willing to take in order to ensure all books are safely back where they belong. There's just one problem, I don't want to. I still have 5 that I haven't yet finished (because things like final papers and exams keep getting in the way of reading for pleasure).
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
  • Long Walk to Freedom The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • The Works of H.G. Wells (The Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, A Dream of Armageddon)
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
And then there are the books that I have finished reading but I don't want to give back because they look like this:
Filled with post-it notes marking quotes, thoughts, and other sections I want to go back to. These books include:
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Notebooks by Tennessee Williams (a collection of all his personal journals). 

Three final papers and an exam away from the freedom to read swiftly through my remaining library books before graduation in May. Ready, set, here I go.

1 comment:

  1. I will give you "On Writing" when I am done with it....and also Empire Falls. (I have those two) I can bring them to graduation.