Friday, August 14, 2009

Lots of Reading

I've gotten into a bit of a reading binge. After I checked out the book for my paralegal class, I picked it up yesterday and didn't put it down until I had finished. It was actually a good book and very readable, I would recommend it. It's titled Not a Genuine Black Man Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs by Brian Copeland. There are parts where you want to cry for what he went through.

Anyway, someone was passing around a survey of 100 Well Known mostly-Classical books you've read on Facebook and I was only able to mark about 30 of the listed books and none of the Jane Austen and I decided it was time to change that. So, I've gotten it into my head that I want to read more classical books, especially Jane Austen. I have never read any Jane Austen but I've watched the movies over and over.

I've just finished Sense & Sensibility and I enjoyed it. It was nice to get all the scenes and characters omitted from the movie. And I found it a lot more readable than I expected; there weren't many words that I didn't recognize.

I also checked out Northanger Abbey and I'm about to start that one this afternoon. I also checked out Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, because I happened to see it on the shelf and recognized it from the list. If I enjoy it, I'll read that one too.

My leg is messed up this week so this reading binge is well timed. I've got a big sore, maybe an insect bite, on my leg and it makes it painful to walk, so I won't be making my 6,000 steps a day this week. Oh well. I can always hope for better next week.


  1. Sorry to hear about your buggered up bug bite...hopefully it will heal quickly so you can be back on your feet...or foot. Whatever. :)
    Have fun reading! I have tried several times to read Sense & Sensibility, but I'm having trouble getting through it. You're right--it is nice to get the extra characters, like the spoiled brat of the younger Mr. Dashwood and the wife and kids at Barton Park.

  2. Thanks for the kind words about my book NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN! Tell me about the paralegal class. Where is it and is the book required?

    Glad you liked it and hope you'll check out the videos on my site at


    Brian Copeland