This weekend, I'm heading to Harvard as the 2 boys have a swim meet there. The 3+ hour drive is prime reading time - at least, that's the way I'm looking at it - so while the husband does the steering, I have some books to catch up on!
- Finish The Magicians. Lev Grossman. I liked the first half of the book, but the 2nd half is losing me a little. Quentin Coldwater is a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he's still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery.
- During the swim meet, I might be able to sneak in some reading of Zone One, Colson Whitehead. Zombies really creep me out - more than vampires.
In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.
- And then, on the way back, I might be able to start Imaginary Girls, Nova Ren Suma. I have no idea what to expect with this book.
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby. But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await.
But although I'm happy for the little extra reading time, I'm even more excited as this is my first visit to Harvard. I have no clue what to do in the short time that we have free - really only Saturday afternoon + night - but the little research I've done suggests Harvard Museum of Natural History is a good place to check out, and of course, we'll be walking around campus and taking pictures like tourists - because that's how I do :-) This might sound cheesy but I love college towns!
See y'all on Monday.