Archive for March 14th, 2008

Happy Pi Day!

Maggie alerted me to the fact that today is Pi day.  I love Pi.  It makes me happy that is never repeats. 

When I’m being lazy at night, I try to pretend that using Listerine is as good as flossing.  I know it isn’t, but it is just so much easier. 

I started reading Midnight’s Children, as Ana was reading it, but I got distracted and picked up The Other Boleyn Girl.  I think it is safe to say that Midnight’s Children probably has a lot more to offer to my literary education than The Other Boleyn Girl.  I mean, it was sort of a different kind of trashy than most trashy summer reads.  I can’t really put my finger on exactly what I mean by that.  But I definitely don’t feel better about myself for having read it.  I sort of feel worse.  I love historical fiction, and obviously nothing in the book was a huge shock, since I was aware of the actual history, but, but, hmmm.  I’m not sure I recommend it.  It was a page turner.  I was engrossed in it.  But it was more like watching a train wreck from which you couldn’t look away.   

And I never told y’all what I ended up thinking of His Dark Materials – the golden compass trilogy.  So I read the whole thing.  Then I didn’t read the last ten pages.  How lame is that? I hope that gives you a good idea of what I thought about the book.  The heroine – Lyra – she is basically adored by all other characters.  Most of the other characters had qualities about them that made me like them, made me feel invested, like I cared if something happened to them.  But not Lyra.  I didn’t end up caring about her in the end.  I wasn’t captivated by her.  In all honesty, I think I liked most of the other characters a lot more than her.  The last part about her and Will, it just didn’t ring true to me and it sort of cheapened the whole experience. 

The only other comment I have for the book – is that when I reread The Three Musketeers – I realized that Milady – who is the villain and a beautiful blond woman who is evil, and wields great power through her beauty and charm – has a pet monkey.  So now I feel like Mrs. Coulter is a knock off of Milady.

Basically I just overall wasn’t impressed.  Sigh.  Oh well. 

In other news, I got an ipod Nano yesterday.  I’m in love. 

I’m running in another 5k this weekend in Columbia.  It is suppose to storm tomorrow so hopefully it won’t ruin the whole day!

Oh, and whatever has happened to Lily Graypure?  She has disappeared and I am sad!

Lastly, I will leave you with a quote I read last night that I liked –

"Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty."  –  John Finley 

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