Thursday, April 16, 2009

books and lists and books

No time again! I must manage my time better. Or take less naps. Or both. I'm watching Dr. Noise Bill on blogtv now, and he is singing a song to Famous Alan.

I will talk about books.

Decided to do the 50 books in 2009 thing, but I have failed miserably so far.

Books I've finished:
-The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Vol 1
-The Great Gatsby
-Looking for Alaska (reread)
-Animal Farm
-When You Are Engulfed in Flames

6. And the year is is almost a third over. FAIL.

I've got 4 books I've started/am in the midst of...
-More Information Than You Require
-Leaves of Grass (oh so good)
-22 and 50 Poems (ee cummings. also good. and cryptic. and exciting and great.)
-Slaughterhouse-Five (Hoping to finish this one either tonight or tomorrow. It's already made its way into my favorites list, for sure.)

Did any of you take the 50-in-2009 vow? How goes it? Any other commitments/goals/resolutionso? How're they going for you? Good? GOOD. Do tell.

Also, I haz a Goodreads account. It's so hard to find people you know on there, so if you have one, it would be fantastic of you to add me. If you would. I love you.

Books at the top of my to-read list:
-Octavian Nothing Vol 2
-Brave New World
-House of Leaves

Another short unnecessary list designed to take up room and make this appear longer when it is in actuality horribly last minute and very bleh:
-string cheese
-the sandwich maker
-I Don't Feel Like Dancing by The Scissor Sisters
-black holes
-the Canadian quarter stuck in that vending machine
-rubber cement


  1. I resolved to read 25 books in 2009. So I have to read a book every two weeks (like as if I got it from the library...) And so far it's going FANTASTIC. I'm two books ahead, and currently reading Voltaire's Candide, but I don't really like it.

    I think 50 books to way too much to read in 52 weeks. I think books should take two weeks to get through.

    Good luck!

  2. I vowed to read 50 books this year. I made the same promise last year and only made it to 33 but I have a good feeling about this year. Sort of. Have finished fifteen books so far, so yay.

    *adds you on goodreads* YES! I have ONE friend! GO ME.


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