Monday, August 24, 2009

My brain has been feeling turmoil-y since Friday. I'm really sure as to the cause of this. Actually, I'm aware of some causes, but not all I think. One I think is that school is starting soon for everyone but me and now I'm starting to second guess my decision to take time off, but now there's nothing I can do. Also, I'm worried about my $ situation. I'm working so much and I don't seem to be able to get ahead of the bills and my compulsive money spending habits. Ugh. It will be easier in the fall when i don't have a car and my friends can't bum rides to everywhere off of me. But they will also be far away (in Guelph and KW. All of like 30 mins max...).

In spite of, or maybe because of all this, I feel like my brain is moving again. Stress makes me think better. Also the mad amounts of books I've been able to read. Here is a list that I think is mostly complete of the books I've read at work this summer.

-Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (love!)
-Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
-Coraline by Neil Gaiman
-The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Edwards
-The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
-A Brief History of the British Monarchy by (I don't remember!)
-The Art of War by a bunch of different people
-The Cosmic Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
-The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein
-Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

I think that's it. I'm currently working on A Short History of Russia. I'm at about the 13th century. The book starts in around the 9th century. I like reading history books because every once in a while the author will throw in some nerd humour and it makes me giggle.

My spellcheck is telling me I spelled humour incorrectly. I KNOW HOW TO SPELL! YOU DON'T. GO FLUSH YOURSELF DOWN AN AMERICAN TOILET!

In other news, I'm having a baby.

*EDITED TO ADD* I forgot that I also read Call of the Wild by Jack London and Manalive and The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton and that I'm not having a baby.

1 comment:

  1. a) this post made me giggle. mainly the "edit" part.
    b) hence why i'm taking history because, likely, one day i'll be a history nerd and i'll write a book only because then i'll be able to write a nerdy history book.