This week's question for the Where in the world will your Nobel take you? challenge is...
WEEK 2 (APRIL 11-17): NOBEL NEWBIE OR GOT A FEW UNDER YOUR BELT?
Have you already read Nobel Prize-winning authors? Who? What books?
I've actually read several. Not an earth shattering number, but more than I realized. I read my first Albert Camus in college in my younger years and William Golding when I was a teen (not because it was required for school, but because my boyfriend recommended it...how cool is that? lol). Most of the others were read in my thirties and beyond.
Here's the complete list (year author won Nobel Prize in parenthesis):
Lord of the Flies, William Golding (1983)
The Stranger, Albert Camus (1957)
Paradise, Toni Morrison (1993)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot (1948)
My favorite from the above list...The Stranger. Paradise was also very good.
And I'm currently reading Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth, Naguib Mahfouz (1988)
What I've been watching....
Outlander (Season 2) premiered this weekend. Started off with a bang and had me feeling really sorry for Claire.
I watch SO many shows so I'm not going to list them all here. Standouts for me this week were the season finale of Sleepy Hollow (another tearjerker). They better not cancel it. Also, Girls. I have not been happy since Adam started dating Jessa (can't stand her) and she's proving to Adam just how shallow she is. Two episodes left until the series finale. I wonder how it will end?
See what I mean about Jessa...
I went to see the film "Midnight Special" on Saturday. A very suspenseful and thought provoking movie. I have a couple of theories on what it all meant, but I may have to watch it again. It's pretty deep. Here's the trailer...
Recent book acquisitions...
From Better World Books:
Murder in the Cathedral, T.S. Eliot
Beautiful Lies, Clare Clark
The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta
After Rome, Morgan Llywelyn
The Uninvited, Liz Jensen
Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Orphanmaster, Jean Zimmerman
Conquistadora, Esmeralda Santiago (from Dollar General for a buck!)
What's going on in your Reading Life?