Thursday, October 06, 2005

On the Pile

So did you miss me? Can you lie and say you did?

The hammer has been brought down at work, and I've been under the weather most of the week. Hence the lack of postings. I even missed out on posting the news that Tom and Katie are preggers. I feel so, so very sorry for Katie, because I'm not sure she realizes how much she is f'ing up her life. Or perhaps she does. Some women are truly happier being subservient to a man. Whatever. Who am I to judge? (Okay, yeah, I'm judging. It's wrong. Here's buck, Kate. Buy yourself a clue.)

Anyway, in the midst of all this, I have managed to shift the book pile around a bit---finishing one, returning some to the library at various stages of being read, getting more from the library and bookstore. Here's the latest additions:

Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
I actually bought this one so that Jennifer would have good sales.* I *heart* Jennifer in a big way. But after only 20 pages, I've got a long list of complaints about this book. I mean, how many of you, immediately after having seen a dead body, would be able to recognize instantly the phone number of a crush from five years ago? I'm thinking, in that situation, I wouldn't be able to recognize my own phone number.

The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer
I'm on yet another self-help kick. But at least now I'm going to the library for my fix.

Awake at Work by Michael Carroll
Subtitled: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work's Chaos. My work isn't so much chaotic as uninspiring and monotonous. But I'm hoping to find something that will get me through until I go to grad school next year.

I'm also still reading Collapse by Jared Diamond. It's one of those books in which the material is very interesting but the writing is not so good.

A sample quote: All of us love a romantic mystery, and the Maya offer us one at our doorstep . . . To visit a former Maya city, we need only board a direct flight from the U.S. to the modern Mexican state capital city of Merida, jump into a rental car or minibus, and drive an hour on a paved highway.

Um, sure, that's kind of at our doorstep. Only? What?

*Yeah, we're on a first-name basis. She's my new imaginary BFF. As you may remember, my former imaginary BFF hooked up with my former imaginary boyfriend.


At 12:33 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

I call her Jennifer, too...did you catch the article about her in People? It's on page 125 or something, tucked in the back...but pretty good.

I heard her read from part of the didn't seem as good as Little Earthquakes but not bad as either. I've got it on hold at the library.

At 3:16 PM , Blogger Liz said...

I was leafing through Glamour and I saw something of Jennifer's printed there... but I'm not sure if it was a short story, or an excerpt from her new book. I am on the wait list for it...

At 3:40 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Yes, she published a short story in Glamour...about some woman who is obsessed with an ex, and tampers with his wedidng registry...I haven't read it yet either. For some reason I've never been into Glamour, though I subscribed to Cosmo back in the day.


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