Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Reading two at a time...

In addition to The Time Traveler's Wife,  I'm ALSO reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.   (A brazen tribute to imagery great and small.)  I can almost taste the dry gusty swirls of dust and lonely debris from that 1930's drought.  Quick!  Get me a lemonade.   

Somehow the Grapes of Wrath avoided me in high school.   But, fast forward a few decades and my daughter Annie, the sophomore,  is reading it for her Waldorf Block class.  What an unavoidable time for me to read it too!   Don't you think?  I plan to pace my reading with her assignments, so we'll always be reading the exact same chapter.  Wooo-hooo...

"I'm reading it so we can have our  own little book club.  Just you and meeeee," I say, ending with a big toothy grin.  (Mine, not her's.)

As her eyes stammer and revolve from left to right like wind shield wipers, she replies with a waver, "Oh boy..."   

She's excited about it too.  I can tell.... 



  
  

3 comments:

pavocavalry said...

good blog , i wonder if we could invite to our blog dealing with book reviews?

regards

Thea LaVigna said...

SUCH A FUN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO "BOOK CLUB" WITH YOUR GIRL ;)

Theresa said...

Hi Carmela, The Grapes of Wrath is my favorite book. Even though it's endlessly depressing I love how the human spirit prevails through it all. And Ma; what a character. Not to mention that the writing is superb. The last scene of the book impacts me like no other. I can't think of any other scene in American literature that is more politically astute and simply powerful.