Thursday, June 5, 2008

subway entertainment

During my 30 minute commute between jersey city and soho (prince & broadway to be exact), I've decided to read everyday rather than listen to my ipod.  Plus the woman I sublet from has hundreds of books stashed in our apartment...I figured I might as well take advantage of the situation and seize the day.  I began by reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  What a writer.  I was captivated from the beginning. He has a way of twisting your heart and your head simultaneously in ways they aren't normally twisted, which sounds unusual but true.  I don't know how else to put it. The book is extremely powerful and moving in a very creative way.  I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.  I was dissapointed to finish it and wished it had been longer.

The next book I read was The Picture of Dorian Gray.  I had never read it, and considering it is a classic, I decided it was about time.  Again, a very enjoyable read....quite sad, but still enjoyable.  It really makes you contemplate what you value in life and the importance of it.

Yay for summer of subway reading!


  1. Hey! You got a blog! Do you think you'll read any other books by Jonathan Safran Foer this summer?

    I have a friend who just graduated from the illustration program at BYU. This is her blog and hearing that you recently read The Picture of Dorian Gray I thought you might be interested in seeing her illustration of the "daughter" of Dorian Gray. Great to hear that things are going well with you in New York. Your apartment is sweet!