Friday, August 12, 2011
Random Thoughts of the Bookish Sort... Mostly
** Hey, did you know... Markus Zusak's Underdogs is out! I need to order it still, so don't you go and get the last one! (Oh dear, did someone get the last one already? It doesn't say "in stock" anymore! What is UP? I knew getting my hands on that first Underdog book was too good to be true!)
** Hey, did you know... if you pre-order John's Green new book, The Fault in Our Stars, he will sign it for you? I already got mine ordered, so you can go and ahead go for it...
** Here's what I know... reading long, big, fat books does not help your Goodreads number go up so you get behind in your 100 books a year goal. I am currently TEN books behind....nope, make that 11! It goes up everyday! Will I make it to 100 books this year? Ah, the suspense!
** Guess what though? I love read along/buddy reads. The Way of Kings has been really fun so far. These people really like to discuss their fantasy!
** I'm about ready to invite my book club over to watch Middlemarch with me in few weeks. Guess how long it is... seven hours! Do you think anyone will come? Do you think anyone will last the whole movie? What if I made caramel popcorn? Would that help?
**Did I tell you about how I went to Borders last Saturday with Jenny? I got five books, and hopefully some day I can even read them.
** I've been feeling really angsty all week. Angsty? Is that a word? Blah? Blech? Off? Depressed? Dumpy? Worthless? Ennui? Oh, I love that word! Whatever the word, I hate it. Make it stop. And I know this has absolutely nothing to do with books.Well, it actually sort of does, but that could lead to much whining and complaining and I best not go there, right? Or maybe I have already? Oh crap.
** Utah Bloggers! I think we are still planning on another bash soon! Working out the details still, so stay tuned for more info! If you are newish and we aren't aware of you, time to speak up... now.
** Oh hey! Speaking of Science Fiction and Fantasy (or was it just fantasy I was speaking of?), have you seen this latest list? (I link you to Carl, because that's where you can discuss if you feel so inclined.) I have read lots of them, and have not read lots of them and have lots of the series' in progress. I feel so perfectly nerdy! Hmmm... what is the plural of series anyway?
** Shall I go on? No, I think not. BYE!