July has not been the best reading month for me since every moment not spent studying is usually spent doing something (i.e., watching tv or a movie) with Ben (who is tired of reading by that time of the day since he spends all of his day reading while I study). But despite the adventures of my weekend (Red Bull flugtag and seeing The Dark Knight) I did manage to finish:
I thought it was pretty enjoyable. I was a little disappointed because I thought that March was fantastic and I was hoping this would be just as good. But it was still a good read. It is about the Sarejvo Haggadah and it's long life. It takes place at different moments in the books history from 15th century Spain to modern day Bosnia with many stops in between. It's an interesting way to see the importance of an ancient religious text and the novel ultimately stands for the coexistence of the three Abrahamic religions.
When it came time to pick my next book I faced a dilemma. I've been wanting to re-read the Twilight series before Breaking Dawn comes out. If I wait until the bar exam is over, then I only have 2 days to read the 3 books and I know I can't do that. But, I don't want to read them now because I'm afraid I'll get caught up in them and not study as hard as I should be studying at this point. I know that my so-so Evidence grade was because of Eclipse and I can't really take that chance with this exam. So I decided to put off the re-reading and if I do do it, then I will just try and read quickly and maybe postpone Breaking Dawn for a day or two. More likely, I just won't do a re-read.
After deciding not to read Twilight, I then had to decide which book I should read. I am still reading Emma for RBC but I wanted something else, too. Whenever I'm reading a book, it seems like there are a million other books I want to read but then when it comes time to pick one out, I can't do it. After much perusal of our collection, I finally settled on:
It is the second in the Thursday Next series, but I read The Eyre Affair so long ago that I can't remember a lot of it. Hopefully it comes back to me. Or else Ben is getting a bunch of questions while I read.
And Susan, if you are reading this, I am planning on getting to your books next month (she wants me to give fantasy a try and I promise I will).