I got so frustated trying to understand The Idea of the Holy, I gave up on schoolwork entirely yesterday and finished Rebel Angels instead. It was good. I enjoy the series, but I find it a little predictable. I also get really annoyed that Gemma can’t figure things out as quickly as I can. 🙂 It’s sort of like being frustrated by Harry for not going to Snape when he thought Sirius was in trouble. Except the ends of Harry Potter kept me guessing while I was able to predict what would happen in this book pretty well. But I will continue the series and I look forward to The Sweet Far Thing.
After finishing Rebel Angels, I should have gone back to studying, but instead my library copy of New Moon by Stephanie Meyer was calling my name. I ended up reading the first 150 pages. I can’t explain how much I love these books. I know I’m supposed to be too old for them, but I absolutely adore them. I can’t stop reading. I was crying harder than I cried in a long time at one point and I finally had to tear myself away from the novel at midnight so that I could get some sleep. If you haven’t tried the Twilight series yet, I highly encourage you to.
Today, I’ve been pretty successful at staying away from New Moon and focusing on school, but I did promise myself that I could read some of it at 8 (14 minutes!). Again, the casebooks were not keeping my attention, so I started next week’s seminar book: My Life in France by Julia Child. I’ve only just begun, but I have a feeling I’m going to like this one. If only Rudolf Otto could have been half as interesting/understandable.