Summer Reading

Photo by: Megan Elizabeth Eilers

Hello Blog World,

It’s been too long since I posted something, and because tonight is a joyous occasion I thought, why not blog about it!  What’s tonight you may ask? Well my answer will completely make my age and status in life quite obvious.  My amazing news is that I finished my 7 page history paper that has been staring at me saying, “MEGAN YOU HAVE TO GET AN A, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE, WHY IS YOUR PAGE STILL BLANK?”  I know this not exciting for anyone else, but trust me it feels FANTASTIC!  The books that I used to write my paper were of course history books, but they were actually on my favorite history topic: World War 2.  I swear I’m not sadistic, I just cannot fathom the idea that, not all that long ago people like Hitler and Stalin were in control–it fascinates me.  If you are looking for a good history book (for whatever reason) I suggest checking out the ones I read: Everyday Stalinism by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Backing Hitler by Robert Gellately.  On the note of reading, this week I decided that I was in desperate need of some good reading material for the summer.  The picture above is what I plan on doing during my free time this summer: reading and listening to my iPod—the best combination in the world!  Don’t judge me on the books I picked (list below), I know they are primarily really girly, romantic fluffy stuff, but who needs dense reading during the summer especially when I do a TON of reading during the school year of stuff I hardly ever enjoy.  So bloggers, what is your favorite summertime activity? Leave comments below! :D


List of Books in Picture

Anna Karenina-Leo Tolstoy

Dear John-Nicholas Sparks

A Thousand Splendid Suns-Khaled Hosseini

Chasing Harry Winston-Lauren Weisberger

The Choice-Nicholas Sparks

At First Sight-Nicholas Sparks

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  1. Hi.

    I’ve got a few books by Tolstoy of my own, but never got round to reading them. I’ve got the same problem as you, my school year has me reading books that are not really books for casual reading – this year they have been for my History course on Civil Rights in America and Nazi Germany (two topics I enjoy but the books were heavy going!)

    I have the same attitude to summer chilling out time aswell, books and my iPod in the garden is sheer bliss! I’m planning on finally finishing Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and maybe tty and read a few of Dostoevsky’s novels! Oh and if I have time I’ll be reading my favourite book of all time, the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    • Hey!
      I finally got a comment, how exciting! Your summer reading sounds way too dense for me, but I hope you enjoy them. I read part of The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky) for a history class last term–I definitely got lost. Hope you have a great summer full of fun & music!

      P.S. You should take my poll (the link is at the top of the page) and if you’d like, spread my blog around to friends.

      • I’ve got the Brothers Karamazov – they are slightly burnt got them from a family member who had gone through two house fires!
        I like my heavy reading lol it’s just something I enjoy doing, helps me escape from the reality for a brief moment :D

        I’ll go have a quick look at your polls :)

        Daniel :)

  2. Found your blog via Daniel! When my Mum cleaned out my Nan’s house (after my Nan died) she found a newspaper in a drawer – the headline was “Hitler Dead!”. I have it now and it is really strange to look at.

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