themightybee: (xmas - pink tree)
01. I'm taking my mom to The Melting Pot for her birthday. I made the reservations on Friday. YAY FONDUE.

02. After Dark is the first required reading that I've enjoyed. Marukami's a master of imagery. He tricks your brain into believing you're truly in pre-dawn Tokyo. I've only got five or so more chapters to go. I don't want it to end.

03. I'm having gift anxiety. I'm doing what I can to save money, so a lot of my presents for family and friends are going to be homemade. I'm mostly happy with them, but my materialistic side thinks I should toss them aside and buy presents instead. STFU BRAIN. :(
themightybee: (Enchanted - Storybook)
I realize my last entry, posted all of ten minutes ago, centered on books, but I didn't want this to get lost in my rage.

My modern lit class is nothing but reading assignments, and since I've felt lost since finishing Middlesex (which I have a lot to say about at a later time), I am LOVING the syllabus.

I picked up the books I'd need and my mommy paid for them, so here's what I'll be working on until December:

  • Rapture by Susan Minot
  • Love Poem by Anne Sexton (my girl!)
  • The Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  • Rubaiyat by Nazim Hikmet
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  • House of Meetings by Martin Amis
  • At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • Memoirs of a Muse by Lara Vapnyar

My first assignment is to read six of the Ernest Hemingway short stories. I love love love this class.
themightybee: (TCR - Sexcellent)
I am officially America, bitches. (And so can you!)

Also, why was this deleted scene not in "Dunder Mifflin Infinity"? If there's one thing this season has been missing, it's the closeted BFFness of Jim and Dwight.
themightybee: (Sheedy - The Perfect Pumpkin)
According to Yahoo!News:

Paddington Bear, a teddy in a duffle coat who loves marmalade sandwiches and has impeccable manners, is the latest character from a children's book to head for Hollywood aiming at movie stardom.

Dear Hollywood - Don't screw the pooch on this, a-wipes! Paddington Bear was my childhood literary hero. (He was part of a trifecta of illustrated idols, along with Lyle Lyle the Crocodile and Madeline.) I'm cringing at the "live-action family comedy" description. A CGI'd Paddington makes me want to cry. I'm sad that two-dimensional animation is now seemingly defunct. Thanks a lot, Toy Story! (Kidding. I loves me some Toy Story.)
themightybee: (The Office - Jim's Face Owns Me)
John Krasinski and I have something in common, y'all.
There were so many great books I read growing up. I was always a HUGE fan of all things Roald Dahl. Every book from James and the Giant Peach to The BFG to The Witches, nobody wrote more imaginative stories for kids. These worlds he created had the nonsensical appeal of Dr. Seuss, while at the same time, the characters were all written with wonderful complexities and enormous heart. It was a feast for any imagination! And with so many great books, short stories and poems to choose from, you could go on an adventure any day of the week!

I'm not surprised he's a Roald Dahl fan. I admit it makes me melt a little that we enjoyed the same books as kids. I was a Matilda girl myself (Miss Honey! ♥) but The BFG is another favorite. Actually, I think I most favored The Vicar of Nibbleswicke. I remember being quite impressed with myself when I was the only one in my fourth grade class who could pronounce the title of the book.
themightybee: (TDS - Stewart/Colbert OTP!)

Six bucks at, bb! There are copies available for 75 cents if you're okay with a little wear and tear.

I completely forgot about this book until I came across a photo of the cover in a Google search. I swear this is the last book I'm buying until I empty my "to-finish" shelf. I think. Maybe.


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