Culture Binge

I’ve been on a culture binge since I ended my classes a week ago and will continue in this ‘state’ until shortly before the beginning of classes almost four weeks from now.

For months I’ve been compiling a list of books I’d like to read and movies I’d like to watch during school break. Finally last week, I started to read The Bad Girl (Travesuras de la nina mala) by the great Latin American writer, Mario Vargas Llosa… and just because I can’t get no satisfaction reading one book, I also started reading No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by acclaimed chef and irresistible bad boy, Anthony Bourdain. (well, it is a picture book from all his travels so, I looked at all the pictures and will read the bits with text after The Bad Girl — couldn’t help it!!)

Next on my list- in no particular order:

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – a play by Eugene O’Neill

Oil by Upton Sinclair

Last Night a DJ Saved my Life by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton

Slash by…er, do I have to say it?

to Read again:

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada) by Pablo Neruda

Cronopios and Famas (Historias de Cronopios y Famas) by Julio Cortazar

Movies:

West Side Story – It will be the first time I’ll watch this movie. I know, I know…

Billy Elliot

Any suggestions for my culture binge? Send them my way!

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