Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Just as I predicted I finished "Garlic and Saphires" by Ruth Reichl on the bus trip home Sunday. It is really a wonderfully interesting book and I am very glad that I own it, because now I can read it over and over and it is mine all mine!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Number 5

I just finished book #5, "Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z." by Debra Weinstein. I really enjoyed this one, though I have never been much a fan of poetry. Something within the protagonist spoke true for me as well; she is submissive to most of the people around her, as I am a lot of the time. Most of thie time when I stick up for myself I feel horribly guilt-ridden.

I have been flying through the books this year, but there is a novel by Eudora Welty coming and I have a feeling that I will not fly through that book. I do have a feeling I might have "Garlic and Saphires" finished by the end of this weekend, as I have 5 hour bus ride ahead of me tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

book #4

Last night I finished book #4 "The lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. This is a very good book, moving, beautiful, and slightly scary. And sad, it is make me cry on the subway sad. But very good, with an interesting picture of heaven. I don't think I have ever read a book before that is narrated by someone in heaven.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


I have been trying to spice up my life this month, but it hasn't been working much, I keep getting the same cold over and over again and have been feeling just a bit trapped in my life and in my city. Nothing seems to really be changing and I lay in bed at night worrying that it will never change, that I will never be able to escape. I need to relax and take it all in stride, but sometimes it feels like it is pressing in on me.

Anyways, I have been trying to keep track of what I read.

I just finished two books "Flyover States" by Grace Grant and "A Good Yarn" by Debbie Macomber. Both of these were good reads, but not very deep. I consider them to be "fun" reading before I move onto a few more serious books I want to tackle.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


I have begun the new year by reading some really challenging books (insert sarcasm). The first one being Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook. It was quite sweet, although reading about dating through personals almost makes me think that I should try it, even though I am scared of it. And then I get all self-conscious about my single forever status and think that I am indeed a reject.

I have started the new Ruth Reichl book about her restaurant reviewing days. I am reading a little at a time to prolong the joy. It is wonderful, of course, and she even ate in a restaurant that I have eaten in and I don't really go to fancy restaurants. She ate at Kang Suh on 32nd street where I went with Melissa and girl when they were visiting. It sounds like it has changed, but that is to be expected. And to think Melissa's girl keep pronouncing it Kang suck. Well it certainly doesn't, suck that is.

In 2006 I want to know for sure just how many books I read. I will try to keep better track, really I will.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

forever young

Maybe I was inspired by listening to "Forever Young" in the rain, but I decided to read over a journal I kept in high school when I was home, but I did and boy was I an idiot. I was obsessed with too many stupid boys and I had thought that I was such a cool 15 year old. I guess I was only slightly crazy. Plus I was a jerk to 1st boyfriend. He was so sweet to me and I was too mean to him. Ah well I wouldn't have worked anyway, maybe the relationship karma is done punishing me for it.