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Currently reading

Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
Progress: 135/509 pages

November TBR!

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace Palo Alto - James Franco Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel Wilderness Tips - Margaret Atwood

Happy November 1st everyone!


In an unexpected turn of events, I've decided to participate in this year's NaNoWriMo. For that reason, I'm going to be reading short story collections throughout the month of November!


I hope to make my way through Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace, Palo Alto by James Franco, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami, and Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood. I'm really looking forward to reading each of these collections. Brief Interview with Hideous Men will be my introduction to David Foster Wallace's writing and I'm eager to see what I think of his style. Palo Alto I picked up on a whim, but really look forward to checking out. And Blind Woman, Sleeping Willow and Wilderness Tips are respectively written by two of my all time favourite fiction writers! 


My review of the Divergent Trilogy will be up within the next week, so stay tuned! I also intend to go see and review the movie adaptions of Ender's Game, The Book Thief, and Catching Fire this month.