Why 100?

Last year I set out to read 100 books, but I ran out of time and only read 75. So this year, I will read one hundred books. And you're my witness :) The only thing stopping me this year is 9 seasons' worth of Seinfeld episodes- wish me luck!

Friday, July 23, 2010

i like to read blue books (but not write in them)

im exhausted.  why am i up at 3:22 in the morning then? you ask... who knows.  watching a peaceful sleeper only seems to make the insomnia worse too.  look how cozy and comfortable and utterly sound asleep that person is.  and me?  i am awake.  typing to the sweet sounds of gentle snoring.  (which is actually kind of cute).  i haven't finished a book yet to be typing about that.... i am in the middle of 'quiet your mind' by john selby, 'a thousand acres' by jane smiley, and 'the satanic verses' by rushdie.  interestingly enough, both covers of the first two listed are blue.  as are about half of the other covers of the books from previous blog entries.  i wonder if this is purely coincidence?  or do publishers realize that these newer novels should  be blue in order to boost sales as blue is a calming color that makes you put down your guard and spend money??  or am i drawn to the books with blue on the spine- thinking maybe a little blue will soothe me and kick depression into a tailspin.  who knows?  anywho, i'm going to go enojy a few pages of a thousand acres and hopefully get back to you soon with a detailed report on why or why not i agree or disagree with the critics' choice to award it a pulitzer.  du du duuuuhhhhh til next week* m

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