Read in the AC of my Texas apartment and probably a few cafes around town, here is my July in books.
|The Crystal Cave
by Mary Stewart
The nerd in me can’t help but love the inspiring story of a boy who builds rockets and studies calculus in his spare time. It is one of the only books I truly enjoyed even though I’ve seen the movie (October Sky) a thousand times before.
|A Midsummer Night’s Dream
It is perhaps the story I have read more than any other and certainly my favorite of Shakesp’s. It is whimsical and full of folly and makes me think that one day, despite all of my own foolishness and folly, I will find love and a happy ending.
As far back as I can remember, my father and I used to sit together and read poetry. First it was Dr. Seuss and A.A. Milne, and then somewhere along the way Whitman, Blake, Frost, Tennyson and many others found their way into our repertoire. Tennyson has always been one of my favorites, and quite possibly only because I love his poem, The Lady of Shalott so much. I once memorized it in its entirety to recite for my dad. I often stay up late reading poetry in bed (out loud, of course). This month it was Tennyson.
I have had a long standing crush on the city of NY. Is it why I’ve always had a fondness for the NY Times? Perhaps. I decided to subscribe to the ipad version in an attempt to love the earth more and so to stop the ink stains that I seemed to get everywhere. It’s phenomenal.