I picked up a copy of Under the Dome today. No way will I finish before the TV series begins but I think I'll PVR it and catch up once I'm done the book. I may need a physiotherapist after carting it around while I read it. How on earth does he churn out these epic-length novels so regularly? Doesn't he watch TV, go for bike rides, or sleep?
Right now I'm rushing through Andrew Pyper's The Demonologist. It's billed as being frightening, but it's actually really depressing. It's also one of those novels that reads like a pitch for a screenplay for what passes for horror movies these days (stuff like Mama, The Possession, etc.). With a little DaVinci Code-like Catholicism tossed in.
All my life, I have felt destiny tugging at my sleeve.~ Thursday Next
I don't want to "go with the flow". The flow just washes you down the drain. I want to fight the flow.- Henry Rollins
All this spiritual talk is great and everything...but at the end of the day, there's nothing like a pair of skinny jeans. - Jillian Michaels
I want to thank whoever recommended "A Tale for the Time Being"! I am savoring this delicious book. My daughter read it and is dying to discuss it with me, but I don't want it to end.
Count your blessings!
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Just finished reading Water for Elephants! Great story, animals, suspense, romance, animals, bad guys, good guys, and a girl!
Live simply ~ Love generously~ Care deeply~ Speak kindly
Am I the only dingbat that didn't know that Joe Hill is SK's son?
I hate when the cops throw me in the back of the squad car ....like they didnít hear me call shotgun.
Boy (n) : Noise with dirt on it.
I've completed 70% of The Dome and had to force myself to put it down. You were right...it really picks up after the halfway point.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
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GO 49ERS! GO OREGON DUCKS! (It's that time of year again.)
I just finished Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Enjoy is probably not quite the right term about a book that includes the Japanese Internment during World War 2 here in the States. The title says it best: bitter and sweet. I quite liked it.
Just finished The Bridge by John Skipp. It was described as a splatterpunk novel in several reviews - they definitely got the splatter part right. Don't get attached to any of the characters, they won't be around long.
When the great storm comes, the good life ends. And hell on Earth begins. For 100 years we’ve been tossing our toxic waste over our shoulders. No more. This morning, while we slept, something woke up. It’s virulent. Malign. Intelligent. Ambitious. It’s in our food, our water, our air. It’s inside our bodies themselves. And it’s not leaving. We are.
Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted - John Lennon