now that i'm not stuck reading short stories by stephen crane and shakespeare's sonnets, you'd think i would be fed up with reading.
but i'm not.. in fact, i'm finally getting around to frank mccourt's 'tis
, which has been on my shelf for a year or so.
it's the continuation of frank mccourt's biography, which continues from where it left off in angela's ashes
. angela's ashes
is one of the best books i've read in years. i'm actually thinking about re-reading it, and i am usually not the type to re-read anything. 'tis
isn't quite as good as angela's ashes
. but anyway, my point is to go out and get angela's ashes
. even if you've seen the movie, 'cause the movie versions never measure up. (although i think i will
finally see the movie, too.)
if you don't know anything about it, it's about frank mccourt's very difficult childhood in ireland. it's hard to imagine life as he knew it.. everyone was poverty-stricken and hungry and sick and running around in the cold with no shoes. it's been a while since i read it, but what i remember is that it's one of those immensely sad but heart-swelling books.
speaking of books and movies, also - the other boleyn girl
is actually a really good book. but the movie was painfully bad, to the point that i didn't finish watching it even after ordering it on pay-per-view.