4.7.11

By bonnie, 8 April, 2011

- living without internet at home for over 3 weeks does not a happy Bonnie make.

- saw flowers in my front yard for the first time today and the forecasted highs are not supposed to drop below 50 degrees for the foreseeable future.  I am so very happy to see the Spring.

- settling into the dream cottage.  loving EVERY day there.  I love the unpacking, deciding, decorating.  I love the new space, I’m very very inspired.

- I finished The Metropolis Case by Matthew Gallaway and really, really enjoyed it!

- still reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie (our outloud book)

- currently reading  Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin and it’s fairly awful, but I’m going to finish it out of loyalty to the Tales of the City series.

- I’m also going to finally begin my book challenge list by reading Pride and Predjudice. first Jane Austen book ever, what do you think? will I love her or hate her?

-  also looking forward to reading The Impefectionists by Tom Rachman and A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

- I miss reading blogs.  I have a lot to catch up on when I get home internet back!

- really needing a trip to the record store and to hear live music sometime soon.

- saw the play Yellowman at Trinity Rep and it was heavy and amazing. more theatre like this, please.

- dying to go down to NY to see Sleep No More and the new Tony Kushner play at the Public.

- really haven’t been to the movies in ages. that’s depressing. 

- on netflix I watched sex,lies and videotape and surprisingly really liked it.

- finally watched season 4 of Mad Men and sad that we have to wait until 2012 for more.

- also really sad that series 5 of Skins (UK) is already over. I think it’s seriously the best series of the show so far.

 

2 Comments

  1. You will love Jane Austen. Or you should.

    The difficult thing to tell, at first, is that P&P is hysterically funny. The very first sentence? Laugh out loud funny. Mrs Bennet? Almost clown-like. High-schoolers read it like it’s a history book, rather than awesome satire, and so they don’t enjoy it.

    I’m debating what to pick up after my pile of sex/relationship books— either Hunger Games or Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.

  2. bonnie says:

    Ashley! Please read the Hunger Games trilogy. If only because I would greatly like to discuss them with you.

    Also, my copy of Infinite Jest has come in handy over the years. As a doorstop. I believe I have stood on it to reach high shelves. To flatten pictures with creases.

    I have started it about 3 times. Some of his writing style is really beautiful and interesting, but overall I just don’t get why people crap their pants over this book. I felt like it was boring and pretentious. Maybe I’m missing something. Maybe eventually I will finish it and think he was a genius. Probably not.

What do you think?

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