Mel at Perfect Peace tagged me with this cute little award. How kind of her! (thanks again!)
The rules are to list 5 facts about yourself, but I've already done something similar not too long ago. Instead, I saw that Courtney at Vintch and Mel had done a slightly different twist on it: Courtney had listed her five favorite books and Mel had listed her five favorite memories. I will be blatantly copying them :)
Well, here is one fact about myself: when I read, I tend to let things completely consume me. So for my five facts, here are the most recent five books I have read (listed in reverse chronological order), with what my life was like as I was in the midst of reading!
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
As I read it: simultaneously consumed with grief and joy. It's hard to explain. I was bursting into tears a lot, but couldn't quite explain why (thank goodness I read it quickly!). Read this book, and let it take you over.
The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons
As I read it: for the large majority of my reading of this book, I was sitting in a wooden chair on the shore of a lake surrounded by trees that had just begun their change into autumn colors. It was beautiful. The book was beautiful. It is truly one of my favorite memories of a reading of a book.