Reading material

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of Young Adult (YA) sort of stuff. I’ve been re-reading the Time Quartet books by L’Engle (I’ve never read Many Waters, though, and it’s next) and I recently finished Michael Chabon’s Summerland. I’m not sure if it’s for nostalgia’s sake or just needing a break from all the very serious stuff I tend to read, but I’ve enjoyed it. It’s rekindled my interest in fiction, which was starting to wane a bit.

As a youngster, I was constantly buried in a book. I read constantly, even to the point of getting in trouble for reading during school. Seriously, though it was usually for reading something like The Hobbit during Math class. I’ve always had an overactive imagination, and I lived in those worlds with those characters. It’s one of the reasons I was so excited about seeing The Fellowship of the Ring last year. I more-or-less grew up in Middle Earth, and I wanted to see what Peter Jackson and Co. thought the world of my youth looked like. Turns out, their version was a bit dirtier and more gory than mine, but not in a bad way.