Thursday, August 30, 2007

and Even More Books

Short Stories
6. White Angel - 15
7. The Kind of Light that Shines on Texas - 12
8. Nebraska - 5
9. What a Word Means - 3

And this morning I finished Life of Pi - 319

That makes a total of 7,192 pages.

I don't know if am going to go for the Amber Spyglass next because I feel like I need a break from heavy, deep stuff for a bit. Maybe I need something funny.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

More Books

15. The Know-it-All - 400


16. His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife - 352

Right now I am reading #17 Life of Pi because I have been drafted into a book club and it is our first selection.

I also bought about 11 books this weekend, not counting magazines or the ones I got for my niece. Two of them were for Writing 231, which started last night. I also got a copy of The Dark is Rising, About a Boy, The Big Love, Circular Sudoko and others I can't remember.

The next book I plan to read is His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass because I was a little annoyed at the end of The Subtle Knife. Pullman sure can write cliffhangers.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I feel so stupid, happy and numb.

Oscar Levant said "Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember."

I'm gonna go ahead and call him a liar. This year more than any other I have been quite aware of my own happiness at the very time I was experiencing it: on the top of a double-decker tour bus in Rome; speeding down the freeway driving to nowhere in particular; just hanging out, whether it is with old friends, new friends or old friends that are new again. Perhaps as we get older we are better able to be in the moment?