Friday, August 1, 2014

LOOKING FOR ALASKA: A Tough Choice to Make

This is the decision I have to make: which Looking for Alaska to read first. It shouldn't be that tough. I'm sure they're both interesting books. Of course, one's fiction, one's nonfiction. But my mood, my frame of mind plays into the decision. Sometimes my mind is indecisive, so I look for recommendations.

I've never read anything by John Green, but apparently he's a top-notch writer. This "looking for alaska" was on the New York Times Bestseller list. You can't get a much better recommendation than that. Also, I reserved his current bestseller "The Fault in Our Stars" at the library. I only have 247 people ahead of me. So that is also a good recommendation.

I have read one book by Peter Jenkins, A WALK ACROSS AMERICA, which is a wonderful book, possibly the best travel memoir I've ever read, a truly amazing ending. I can't recommend it enough.

This dilemma raises another question for me: Why is Alaska so hard to find? I can't imagine. I know exactly where it is. I guess I'll just have to read both books to find out, which begs the question, which one do I read first,"looking for alaska" or LOOKING FOR ALASKA.
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