I am super excited to announce that I am finally done Go Set a Watchman. It is far from the top of my “favourite books” list, but it wasn’t bad at all. I can see why it doesn’t appeal to everyone, but at the same time I love that it doesn’t. This book isn’t built on happy plot lines, and clichés. The foundation is truth and reality, and how we as humans choose to perceive it.
I’ve finished the novel, but again, I’ve been left confused. Is this because the novel is confusing or is it my inability to read? Pfft trick question, of course it’s the book, my reading is amazing.
The last part left me wondering how Jean Louise would react to the new intel about her father and Hank. Contrary to my prediction, Jean Louise didn’t grill them with her questions; we don’t really see her act on her opinion until a little later (it was underwhelming). But before all that… Continue reading “The Big Explosion”
Go Set a Watchman, what does that even mean? Well, I found out what it meant, two thirds of the way into the book. The Finch family goes to church, where the new minister, Mr. Stone, reads a passage from the Bible, “For thus hath the Lord said unto me, go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth,”. Considering I am the most Atheist-Catholic (that oxymoron though, or am I the moron?) in existence, I obviously had to Google the meaning of this. From my mini research project I realized/concluded two things:
- That passage is what it is. There is no way to make it more basic that it really is. Literally, go set a lookout so he can report what he sees (snitches get stitches, just saying)
- I’m not very bright.Why did it take me that long to figure it out?
Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Literary Analyst JFTG’s Theories Confirmed”
I’m back with another book, and ready to tear it to bits. Again, this is a book that I’m reading for a mark, but that’s okay; sometimes I need the extra push to read, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. The next book that I may, or may not ruin for you guys is Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee. I’m not particularly excited about it, considering I had to read To Kill a Mockingbird in 9th grade (sensing a pattern here?), and it was very slow paced and long. But since I’m being graded, and this book is supposedly going to force me through a “painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past,” I guess I’ll give it a shot.
Continue reading “Commentary from a Lazy Person”
I finally finished The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. (About time right, Ms. Bourret?) Again the format of this blog post is going to be different from the last, mainly because it doesn’t feel natural for me to split part three into segments. I’m just going to put it out there that I couldn’t make many personal connections, because:
- I’m not married (not even in a relationship #ForeverAlone #FutureCrazyDogLady cause I don’t like cats #IndependentWomanWhoDontNeedAMan)
- I didn’t really feel emotionally invested in part 3
- I made small world connections though
Warnings from the previous post still apply. Continue reading “Tying Loose Ends”
Like the first trimester in a pregnancy, the first part of this book felt long and slow; like it would drag on forever. Going into part two, I really hoped it would pick up; and pick up it did. This blog post is structured very differently from my first blog post; for this one I split my thoughts and connections based on chapters, following a summarizing blurb of what I felt was important. I apologize, but this is a long one. Hopefully my sarcasm will help you make it through this. Continue reading “Feels and Fluff”
First generation kids, are the kids whose parents had to uproot their lives; one that they are comfortable in, and exchange it for a new one in a foreign country; where they are now an immigrant. Continue reading “First Generation Kids: The Struggle to Find Balance”