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!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
75 & 76!
well, this is shaping up nicely. so far, i've read/finished two books this weekend and i am well on my way to finishing off two more- yay extra hour for daylight savings time!!! ha ha actually, i will probably be enjoying sleep during that hour, but you just never know with me. i woke up at 5 am this morning ( a saturday, mind you) with every single light on in my room- because i had passed out with my hand on the phone at 11:15.... i must have been tired to sleep with all the lights on for that long, eh? but don't worry, i promptly went back to sleep until 9:30, appropriate saturday morning time (or really, any morning for me.... damn school getting in the way of my sleeping in!)
This book about literacy in the digital age was a lot of hooey in my eyes. It mentioned a couple of good websites, but really its full of a lot of stuff that a teacher would never have time to do and that students would never want to do. whatevs.
as for the american crime novel classic, the maltese falcon, it reminded me of an old smoke and mirrors black and white movie. im not even sure what that means. it was also a whole lot of hooey, but at least it was entertaining- i was on the edge of my seat wondering who would be shot next and whether or not brigid was innocent. it was kind of racy for the 30s when it first showed up, but according to my standards, not nearly racy enough to accomodate the old school pin-up image of the damsel in distress/deliciously evil and crafty woman... i would have liked that to come into it a bit more. she was not nearly as attractively described as i would have liked. no, i don't like women, but i do like a good description, especially in a crime novel where that could come into play later on....