Monday, February 25, 2008

Almost done with RWS

Okay, so I'm a little more than halfway through "Running with Scissors," and it's taking me longer to read this book than it has ever taken me to read any other book. Possibly because of a strong positive correlation between my age and level of laziness. But even though it's slow-goings, it's a good book - though I can't tell if it's truly a good, well-written book, or just that the stories from Burroughs' adolescence are so ridiculous that it makes the book good. I do recommend reading it, just not to the faint of heart...
Once I finish this book, The Last Unicorn is next, which I started to read last year, and then lost, and then found it again, so I pretty much am going to start over because I don't remember much of what happened. I'm reading it because it was a book my mother really enjoyed when she was my age, and maybe if I read it, we'll have more than our last name in common.
On a lighter note, I'm actually going to be doing something over Spring Break instead of going to my parents' house and being lazy for 9 days. My boyfriend and I are going away for 4 nights, just out to Western MA to have a few days to ourselves and have some fun. Hopefully this vacation is more pleasant than our jaunt to Vegas, which resulted in hospitalization due to food poisoning (sorry!). But I am so excited for this mini-trip because it's to one of my favorite towns with my favorite person!
Random question for the day:
Are you a Nerd Fighter?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Books and Blogs

I've decided I need to write more, as well as read more. So I'm turning those two things into a project/challenge for myself. I've already made a list of the books currently in my bedroom waiting to be read and as I slowly trod through them, I'll be writing about them here. Hopefully this will happen more than once a week, but I can't promise anything.
First up is Augusten Burroughs' "Running with Scissors." I'm only a few chapters in, but so far I like it. I think I'll have more to say when I've read a bit further into it. Once I'm finished will it be worth it to rent the movie?
Throughout the course of this project, anyone reading this might notice that I can't keep a straight line of thought. So if you get confused.. it's not you, it's me. And I'll always try to end each day with a little something to think about.. For instance, who was the first person to hire Kathy Bates, and why?