sikander7 (sikander7) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

10 to 12

I have finished three rather different books; an anthropological/zoological look at humans, a classic of English literature, and a young adult Maori book. Book ten was Desmond Morris's The Naked Ape which I first read in high school and so remembered how well written it was, and how clear it explains many aspects of human behaviour. Book eleven was Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and I enjoyed it, though I had the usual irritation of wanting to shout "Get a Job!" when characters were sad that they only had one thousand pounds per year. Well, don't accept it, do something! Anyway, very well written. As I want to teach English next year I had better up my literature knowledge and so in the bid to get to know Maori literature better, I read The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. It was excellent, and I will make up a lesson plan on the book tomorrow.
I am not doing so well on the page count, as my twelve books only sum up to 2571 pages, only a bit more than 200 pages a book. Ah well, most enjoyable.

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