A few more days of English

A second post, in a row, but I wanted to say how much I’ve recently started devouring novels.

Still, the more books I swallow up, the more books I realize I have attempted and then stopped in the middle of, or have just not gotten through. I signed a language pledge, electronically, that I will only use Arabic while in Jordan, and reading (English novels) will definitely pull me away from my experiences there. But here is a list of the books that I have started, and to be at peace, I will finish them when I am released from my Arabic duties:

  • “Catch 22” – Joseph Heller (funny but oh my Lord, so long)
  • “Tender is the Night” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “The Sun Also Rises” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “Eat, Pray, Love” – Elizabeth Gilbert (to be honest I will try to swallow this book up before I fly away)


It’s a shame that I started reading so late in my 3 weeks of free time pre-Jordan. But I’m glad that I’ve made it through all of these, I’ve basically been on a streak of reading women’s memoirs:

  • “Lean In” – Sheryl Sandbery (finally finished it)
  • “Wild” – Cheryl Strayed
  • “The Aviator’s Wife” – Melanie Benjamin
  • “Farenheit 451” – Ray Bradbury (again, because it was standing on my bookshelf and I couldn’t remember the plot)

Funny how having to swear off English has made me hungry for books.

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