Neglect–again!

Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

I promised I wouldn’t neglect this blog, though I have been.  I only really write this for myself, but it feels like I should be doing more with it.

Writing for another blog, which I do, is really a blast.  It gives me a reason to read (aside from personal pleasure, of course), and I just enjoy recommending good books to people.

This summer has really flown by, I must say.  Here it is, the 17th of August.  Two weeks until the beginning of September.

I have quite a lot to keep me occupied this fall, what with my return to classes.  Even these last couple weeks of August will be busy.

My brother, Jeff, is arriving from Florida on Friday.  I miss him terribly, as I haven’t seen him for an entire year.  We are have a family reunion on Sunday, so he is flying up especially for it.

Not long after he leaves, the college semester will begin!  I bought my books today (EXPENSIVE!!), so I am slowly getting ready for the arrival of the 30th!  Then I will be back into the swing of things, learning like it’s going out of style.

On that odd note, I guess it’s time to call it a night!

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Reading frenzy!!

Monday, 15 June, 2009

readingdrenzy!!

No, it’s not something that’s happening in a city near you.  It’s just my current excuse for not updating this blog, that’s all.  I even made a (spiffy?) graphic to show I care.  No, giant, fanged books haven’t made me their slaves–though that would be kind of interesting.

I have fallen prey to a reading frenzy, of sorts.  Some weeks ago, I made a list of books (mostly literature) that I haven’t read and really want to.  In the past two weeks, I have been to the library hunting these, the literary gems that I feel the need to read.

Sadly, though, the Plattsburgh Public Library lacks quite a few of the books I want.  By that I mean most of them.  I have seven here–well one, “The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened To All The Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, And Went There”, by Daniel Pinkwater wasn’t on the list, but, I wanted to read it–that were on that list, and they are ALL the library had.

So far, I have read through five of these seven books.  “Franny and Zooey”, by J.D. Salinger; “Slaughterhouse-Five”, by Kurt Vonnegut; “A Lion Among Men”, by Gregory Maguire; “Dracula”, by Bram Stoker and “Stardust”, by Neil Gaiman.

I am almost done with “The Yggyssey”, and still have “Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophecies Of Agnes Nutter, Witch”, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, to read.  (I don’t know what it is about these incredibly long titles that draw me in, but, they do!).  After those two, I will have to make haste back to the library, and pick some random books, I guess.

Back to reading…