Now that I have graduated from college, I am on a mission to read all the books that I have collected throughout the years, but have not actually had a chance to read. Please join me on this magical literary journey.
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2004), Chuck Klosterman
I just finished reading A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas, which really made me want read Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (pretty much immediately). Lucky for me a good friend of mine just happens to own it, and is now letting me borrow it. I’m already 100 pages in!
A Dance with Dragons (2011), George R.R. Martin
I’m finally getting into the 5th and latest book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series, which I started last summer. I actually started reading it a few months ago, but caught up with school, and finals, and my thesis so it’s been on the back burner since then. I’m excited to see where this book takes the story, but also nervous to finish it since Season 2 of Game of Thrones is finishing up on Sunday and who knows when the next book in the series will be out. How will I get my GoT fix when I’m done?
On the Queue: Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (1985), Cormac McCarthy
Disclaimer: Okay, it didn’t actually take me that long to finish this book. I accidentally left it in a friend’s car a few weeks ago, and only got it back on Friday. In any case, I am finally finished with it.
Overall thoughts: The book is a collection of articles and essays Klosterman has written (many were featured in magazines like Esquire, Spin, Rolling Stone, etc…). Some pieces were better than others, but overall a great collection that spans a variety of pop culture topics (music, movies, celebrities, random thoughts, etc…). I really enjoyed Klosterman’s writing; it can be hilariously self-deprecating and incredibly sincere all at the same time. Now I want to read Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs.
First up: finish reading Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas (2006), Chuck Klosterman.
On the queue next: A Dance with Dragons (2012), George R.R. Martin.