In the hustle and bustle of charette, I didn’t have time to discuss my most recent book! Last Tuesday I finished my book while at the gym.
To be honest, the reason I read this book is because I was really attracted to the cover. One of my mom’s friends gave it to her, and she had no interest in reading it, so I took it to school with me. I’ve been reading this book since the last book I finished, so it’s not what I would call a page turner. I basically read it every time I went to the gym. It was actually really good for it, my 30 minutes on the elliptical would go by much, much faster with this book.
When I go over how much I liked a book, I always consider whether I would recommend it to other people. I would not recommend this book to you if you want something fluffy. That is not this book. I would not recommend this to you if you like scandalous and romantic historical fiction. That is not this book. If you hardcore like historical fiction, and you like stories that jump from different places, time periods, and perspectives, then you might like this book. I enjoyed it overall, but it definitely had it’s slow parts. I just don’t care that much about a 17th century rabbi with a gambling problem. It also definitely had some weird parts. But I enjoyed reading about this girl’s quest to find out the history of this amazing artifact described in the book. I loved reading about it’s journey through time and place. And in the end I liked the main character, even though she had to grow on me.
So to sum it up, I wouldn’t give this a glowing review. However, I enjoyed it, and if you’re craving something historical to read, then go for it. It was refreshing to read a book that was about more than romance.
Let’s switch gears to TV. I was literally on the verge of tears during Lost last night. most. depressing. episode. EVER. I was dying. I hope they give me some happy stuff next week or I may just snap.
Today was glorious. I lounged outside for over 3 hours with my lovely friends from studio. We sat on our blanket eating chips and hummus and drinking wine and Andre. I felt like a normal college student instead of a zombie school-slave. We even flew a kite! Perfect way to celebrate the end of deadline (and the beginning of finals… yuck)