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Friday, February 03, 2006

Me and Books

I have been sick. (So sick that...)
I have NOT been calling my friends for their birthdays. (The Aquarian ones) I feel terrible.
I have been reading.
I have been reading a lot.

I was thinking of making one of those "Books I am Currently Reading" things, but then I realized that every blog has one of those. And who cares about what I'm reading anyway? Am I so cool that people will go out and read any book I've read? I'm no connoisseur of literature, I promise you. And I have no foreknowledge of what I'm reading, mostly. I just read whatever's on hand. (if the blurb looks like it's compensating for what's INSIDE the book, or if it has a title like "Darkest Africa", then I usually don't read it.) (Ironically, I have a book about darkest Africa next to my bed right now. We'll just see how bored I get.)
Well I conjured one up anyway, and I was so ashamed of my taste that I decided to post it here for all to see.

The only of the above that I am actually glad that I happened upon are Return From Tomorrow by George G. Ritchie, which is a splendidly written book about stuff that is usually pretty boring to read; Rilla of Ingleside which is a classic, regardless of the rest of the Green Gables stories; and the Japanese Bible (which, yes, is that book with the rainbow stripes on it.) Ironically it's the exact copy that I possess, and am now struggling through. I'm learning a lot of new kanjis. Hurray!
Anyway. This concludes the most self-centered post ever.


Anonymous win said...

aargh!! someone just recently gave me a bunch of novels. ones that i would've jumped at a few years ago. but now, 2 kids, etc. etc... forget it!! but i'm still looking for someone worthwhile to give them to. or maybe book-off. haha.

2/03/2006 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Snickering Sister said...

Rainbow means GAY!

2/03/2006 11:57 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

win! ahh! ahh! winnn!!! ahhh!

2/04/2006 1:57 PM  
Anonymous nina said...

Sorry u've been sick. At least u made good use of the time w/ all those new kanji. Good thing u cld still read, huh?

2/04/2006 8:08 PM  
Anonymous babylove said...

I gave up books at @ 2.5 kids too..last book I read was a journal @ japanese cooking, Wow!!!

2/08/2006 12:10 PM  

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