Sunday, April 25, 2010

What is Preppy Wanting to Read

Hello Lovelies,

Lots of my darling bloggers have recently done great book reviews... Now I would like to say that I was organized enough to A) finish a book and B) write a review... but I'm just not. Plus, lately I have fallen behind on even my magazine reading... I have yet to read the January, February and most recent issues of Real Simple,  the sept/oct issue of Relevant Magazine, the Nov/Dec issue of Relevant Magazine, the Jan/Feb/March issue of Relevant Magazine, the March and April and May issues of Bon Appetite, the April issue of Women's Health (a subscription I did not renew so each month I am surprised to see it land in my mailbox), The March and April issues of Runners World, the March, April, and May issues of Martha Stewart, The May issue of Southern Living... and I'm sure were I to look around my living room I would find many many more (perhaps it's a sign that I subscribe to one too many magazines). 

So, instead of a book review I thought I might publish a list of the books that I want to read, and hopefully I can check most of these off of the list by the time medical school starts! (Especially since we all know that I am unfortunately a TV bug, and during the summer months most of my favorite shows go to re-runs... re-runs = lots more time to read, read, read!)

First on the list The Parasol Protectorate Series, the oh so southern and dahling Tale of a Southern Belle recently wrote about these and now I'm intrigued! Don't these seem like they are just perfect for these spring time days of rain showers and day time flowers? Plus, the author keeps a super cute blog that I am just in love with! 

I recently obtained a lovely hardbound copy of this book (mine has gold lettering on the binding and is fabric bound). I must confess that although I have a deep and ardent love for victorian fiction, I have not read every single one of Jane Austen's works. After watching the Jane Austen Book Club on Netflix I thought it would be a great idea to read my way through all of Austen's works. I am especially curious to read Northanger Abby. Truthfully, in my heavy reading days of high school and college I was far more drawn to the three Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne. I have almost every single one of their works, there are  a few I haven't read, but that's a list for another day!

The Pilgrim's Progress - When I was much, much younger I started reading this book and was completely engrossed and then I believe I lost it at a swim meet or there-abouts. Needless to say I don't remember much of the story, but I do remember my deep sorrow at losing the book and never finding out the ending so I thought perhaps I should finish it now.

Med School Confidential -- I have started this book and aim to finish it rather soon. This book is written by recent medical school graduates and includes all the information they wish they had known as they were going through the process. It has so far proven to be very enjoyable and light hearted, and it's also made me feel a great deal better about starting school in the fall. It turns out that I'm not the only almost medical student who after working for almost a decade to get to this point suddenly feels like I'm the greatest con-artist of all and will of course be promptly laughed off of campus on my arrival in August! Who knew there were other crazies in the world like me :) Also, they make a law school, grad school, and business school confidential. Which I can only assume are as essential to those fields as this book is proving to be to me... 

There are oh so many more... but perhaps this is enough for one little preppy to start with don't you think?

**Just a side note we will be having our Preppy Monthly Blog share at the beginning of May (really where did April go?)... so please submit your favorite post from your own blog in a comment on my blog... between now and the morning of May 1st. You are all so talented I know you have written some beautiful, funny, charming, inspiring posts... so now is the time to share your great work and let preppy Elle brag on you! 

***Also, I'm adding a fun new daily feature to my blog starting on Monday... I'm super excited to share it with you. It's a silly little experiment!


Practically Perfect... said...

Great choices! I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen, but haven't made it through all of her novels... yet :-)

Keri said...

I love Jane Austen! In college I took an Austen Senior Seminar and it was wonderful. We read all her books and finished off the semester with a wine and cheese was fabulous. My favorite was Emma, the book Clueless was based on, because it is the same story, but somehow more eloquent.
Good luck with your reading!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, wow, good list. I really need to sit down and read some Jane Austen, I was an English major at an actually very decent university, and somehow I got through without reading anything of hers, how did that happen??

Scientific Housewife said...

I am a hardcore lover of Jane Austen and have read through and now own every book she has ever written, including her unfinished works. No one does romance like Jane!