Monday, December 1, 2008

Books and Boots

Well. Today it sure was hard to get up and get out of bed. Not that I slept in much over the break. But then I was getting up to go shopping and do other fun things. Today it was -blah- to go to school! But it has turned out to be a pretty good day so far anyway!
But the good news is that I am one step closer to interning next semester. I turned in my application for teacher ed and soon hopefully I can sign up for a school and an advisor! So excited.

These are the purple boots I got. Um, can we talk about how great that is? PURPLE.

Last night I finished reading Middlesex. I was really sad that it was over, but loved the ending. And the whole thing. The best part about it, I think, is that it was a fictional autobiography, but it told one person's story through three generations. Also, I went back to the first page and reread it when I was almost done, and it completely told so many of the huge events right there on page 1, and it was kind of cool to say oh yeah! I forgot this was going to happen. Now it did. I'm not sure why that was cool, but I really liked the way the author (Jefferey Eugenides) gave away things before they happened -- more than just foreshadowing.. Often he would tell what was about to happen, and then spend a few pages getting there. It was like I was being braced. So that way, I didn't have to try hard not to read the end of the page I was on for fear that I would find out something big.. Most of the big stuff had been alluded to, or even flat-out said. Example: Talking about character's adjustment to a move, then says: "but it didn't last long. Three weeks in fact" or something to that extent. I would have thought that would bug me, but it was actually really great. Made the narrator more real too. Basically, it is a wonderful book and I recommend it. Highly.

Hmmm. I didn't really have enough pie this weekend. (Not much at all, for Thanksgiving! But some awesome raspberry/blackberry marie calendar's for breakfast.) Maybe I will have to make some? Who's got fruit?


cornbread hell said...

i liked that book, too. but i seem to remember being bugged that the protagonist didn't really experience problems i assume a real person in his situation would.

but it's been a long time. maybe that's wrong.

i like pie. especially chocolate pumpkin cheesecake pie.

Kacey said...

I loved that book. It made me sad to finish because I wanted to read more. Jefferey Eugenides is just brilliant.