BOOKS I PLAN ON BRINGING ABROAD
- •Infinite Jest - David Foster WallaceNotoriously hard to finish at 1079 pages, I decided last year I'm trapping myself in Europe with only a few books to read so I have to finish them. This one is top priority. A good friend told me if anyone he knew was going to finish this brick, it'd be me. It's high standing compliment and I'm not going to let him down.
- •1Q84 - Haruki MurakamiThis one, also freakin huge, clocking in around 975 is another I've been wanting to read, following the same logic from earlier. If I can't bring a ton of books, I'll bring a few huge ones. I tear through Murakami books (The Windup Bird Chronicle, hanging at 606 I ate in about 5 days).
- •Les Miserables - Victor Hugo / Julie RoseAgain, I'm a major asshole bringing these books with me. But Les Mis, aside from the 2013 rendition, is apparently one of the most beautiful books. Example: Julie Rose, my translator, uses words like crepuscular (meaning, of twilight). I made sure I'm bringing the unabridged copy because if I were to finish the abridged copy without realizing it I think I would leap of a frickin bridge (and into a river ((sorry)))
- •The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander DumasI've been wanting to read this one for about three years, and what better place to read it than Europe?!
- •Don Quixote - Miguel de CervantesI know I know shoot me already. I'm an asshat and that's that. But really- the Netherlands is the land of windmills. How could I not at least bring this baby?
- •The Wind Up Bird Chronicle- Haruki MurakamiThis is probably my favorite book in the world, so of course it's coming with me. Also, it's proving to be a great inspiration for my writing and I hope to write a good chunk of my novel while abroad.
- •I know, I'm ambitiousAnd most would say annoying. But I have this issue where I can't just bring one book where I'm going. And I'm apparently doing something life changing and most of the books I have here are apparently life changing. It makes sense, right?