Sunday, March 01, 2009

Read the Books You've Always Meant to Read

It's been a bit of a bummer of a weekend what with MORE SNOW and CONTINUED ILLNESS. I mean, what kind of world do we live in? Terrible. I did manage to drag self to book club, which was a really fun, despite my massive sinus pain and lack of hearing in my left ear.

Lately I'm more than usually involved in my books and wish there were some way to cram them into my brain, Matrix-style. Although, on the other hand, love lingering over them. Did anyone catch the Amazon CEO on The Daily Show? I'm not sure I'd turn down a Kindle if someone gave it to me, but I DO love my books (my physical books). John Stewart really handed it to him when he couldn't produce any great reason to buy one besides "You can read with one hand." ??? That being said, I suppose I've been doing more tv watching lately than reading, which is a bit embarrassing. I lovelovelove The Dollhouse, the new Joss Wedon show. And I rather like that new Lie to Me with Tim Roth. It's about reading people expressions; they'll show photos of real folks - I think more than once Bill Clinton saying, "I did not have sex. with. that. woman." and then Tim Roth goes, "See? He's lying." Or like, any random picture of Dick Cheney and Roth says, "See? He's showing contempt." I took a bold move and completely removed Monk and Sarah Conner Chronicles from the DVR (I terminated it.) ha.


Dad said...

Well I have meant to read a book (or more!)...maybe now that I'm retired I will start reading more than the newspaper and a magazine article.

Carrie said...

I don't know about that poster. Do I have a long list of books I have always meant to read? Maybe because I took honors in HS and then minored in and later got a teaching credential in English, I have read most of the heavys on that poster. Sometimes I wonder if one day I'll be excited to read "The Grapes of Wrath" which I have started three times. Until then, I'm sticking to the best sellers asile in Target which never leads me astray.

Special K said...

I'm not nuts about the author either, but I like the graphics and the sentiment. Also - only ONE woman? Or, perhaps two, if that's George Eliot instead of TS.

I bet we can find a middle ground between that and the Target row, though. (:

d00dpwn1337 said...

I can think of one good reason to buy a Kindle. My back.

I like techie manuals and textbooks, and I like to cross reference them. I also like to read them on the train. A lot of them run over 700 pages and are several lbs each.