Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Bed Books

I think the iPod is a better solution but this is totally funny:

BTW I finished In Cold Blood and it was very good. Not in the least bit scary, but that is either because I had just seen the movie and knew what to expect or I am too jaded by our violent society.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I finally finished Goodnight Nobody (by Jennifer Weiner) and it was good but not great. She is not a mystery writer and should not pretend to be one in writing.

I just wanted to alert you all to my next book of choice. After watching, and loving, the movie Capote I was inspired to go out and buy "In Cold Blood." I have been warned that this book is not my kind of book, but I have started it--which in my world these days means I got three pages in--and I hope to finish it (sometime in the year 2007). It is a cultural icon that I should be aware of and I figure the book would be easier for me than the movie, but we shall see. Of course, I am now having flashbacks of the Friends episode where Joey had to keep The Shining in the freezer because he was so afraid while reading it. I have never been afraid while reading a book, but nothing scary ever happens in the books that I read.

I found it ironic that in the movie, (which is all about Capote writing "In Cold Blood,") while he is obsessing and whining and being completely neurotic, his sidekick is writing one of the best books ever written. His sidekick is Harper Lee and he asks her about that "little bird book" she is writing a couple of times. Maybe I will just go read "To Kill a Mockingbird" again.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Book Lust

I just heard another interview with Nancy Pearl on NPR. This time she was reviewing books to read on a rainy day (they've had 23 days straight of rain in Seattle). She was leaning toward science fiction and spy mysteries, so I was not enticed. Then she started to describe an autobiography which is the first volume of a projected four volume set. The writer talks about his adolescence and she read a few sentences saying that she absolutely loved his sentence structure. It was so cool. I can't remember the phrase now, but it was so surprisingly descriptive. I'll go on and find the author. I've been wanting an excuse to visit the library.

Monday, January 09, 2006

The Week

Thanks to Daddy, now I have a way of getting all the news of the land in one compact, do-able, news magazine per week. I have finally caught up (I had six stacked up for a while there) while Lyle's mom was visiting and I am looking forward to reading the new one tonight. I still rely on Newsweek if there is an in depth article I want (have time to) read, but The Week is just perfect for giving an overview of what is going on in the world.

Thank you Daddy.