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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
Beyond the University Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S Roth
First Love, Last Rites
Ian McEwan
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Summer Reading List 2015: Paper Towns, Post 1

Paper Towns - John Green

Sometimes, choosing where to begin with a reading list is obvious.


The first Summer Reading List book always is taken up on Memorial Day weekend. This year, my Memorial Day weekend was committed to attending my cousin's graduation party. This cousin is a great reader, too. Probably because of her age, she is partial to YA right now and a particular fan of John Green. So I chose "Paper Towns" as my first book, in her honor. I could read it easily in the two and a half hour trip (each way) between her home and mine for the party. But it was not to be - exactly.


I DID read "Paper Towns" on her graduation day, just not on any car ride across the prairie. I woke up with a mild migraine, and the first dose of medication did not work. The second dose helped, but it took many hours, and driving so far would certainly risk setting off the imbalance in my head again. For anyone who's had a migraine, I need not tell you that is to be avoided at all costs. 


I was so sad to miss the party. But I did use my recovery time to read "Paper Towns" and thought on my cousin's happy day. It was a further bittersweet coincidence that the novel is set in the month of May, with high school students marking the milestones before their own graduation. 


Happy Graduation, E. May we share thousands more books in the future.