Just read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
I *think* I read this in high school, but I can't remember. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Twain was such a great humorist.
Currently reading: Islands in the Stream by Hemingway
This was published posthumously, so the manuscript wasn't completely edited. It's an interesting read in that the main character is a grown man with children as opposed to the protagonists in early Hemingway books that were young men chasing women. It's not his finest work (it really could've used the editing), but his brilliance with language is evident.
Next up: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
I've been on a Lewis kick recently. I'd never read anything by him until this summer. His view of American life is very cynical and he's a great satirist.
Obviously I'm on a classics kick. I'm sure I'll read something published more recently, but the classics are classics for a reason;)
And I do not want to be a rose.
I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold.
And have no thorns to distance me,
but be bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.
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