Peace Corps is just as much a volunteer development experience as it is a time to read every book known to man. When you are busy it feels as if the world is spinning in a million directions around you, when you have free time it feels as if the world has slowed to a crawl. Time is so funny here, it is impossible to remember the days of the week and looking at a calendar just makes you gasp. Some weeks go by at warp speed and some days feel like the apocalypse is coming and everything is moving in slow motion. With that said, I will probably be reading a lot while I am here. I wanted to keep a running book list, for myself, for my mom, and for any poor soul who is interested. Also, I wish I had brought a Kindle.
1. The Hangman’s Daughter – Oliver Poetzsch (Set in Bavaria during in the 1600’s, the story revolves around a murder mystery and a witch-hunt. The last 200 pages were addicting.)
2. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer (The story of a Jewish man and a Ukrainian family looking for answers to a family mystery. Incredible writing, read this book!)