Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Road

It has been said that I like depressing books. Since this book is depressing, one can assume that I liked it, which I very much did. This book is about a boy and his father at what seems to be the end of the world trying to survive. I read this book within 36 hours, which is a good sign to how much I enjoyed it.
If you don't mind crying a little while you read I definitely recommend this book.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mostly Harmless

I just finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Mostly Harmless ended the series quite nicely. Now that the series is over I can't decide which one is my favorite.
This book makes the total of books read this year 8. I only need to read 11 more to beat last year. That means I need to get a move on it. I am going to go read right now.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

As advertised, I am reading more since school ended for the summer. I just finished So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish, it is the fourth book in the Douglas Adams series that I have been reading. I think this might be my favorite in the series, but I will get back to you after I read the last one. There is not much that I can add to what I have said in previous posts about Douglas Adams and his brilliant writing.
I have often thought that I should add a synopses in my posts about the books that I have read, but honestly that wouldn't do any book justice. There is so much more to get out of a book then a summary. It has more to do with where you are at when you read a book. Not just location, but place in life. I never have the same experience when I read a book again and I am sure that I would have a different experience than you reading the same book. All that I can do by posting this is perhaps giving you a glimpse of what I have been pondering about lately and maybe give someone an idea of some good books to check out themselves.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Painting the bedroom

I know most of my posts are about the books that I have read. This is mostly because all I have done lately is work and school, with the occasional reading. And I am pretty sure no one wants to read posts about homework. Luckily this semester ended, so I have time to do other things and read more! This weekend the other things were my birthday and painting our bedroom. I always have these big ideas to do for the house and I forget how much work is involved. I had planned on painting the bathroom too, but I need a break from painting at least for a few days.

These are the before pictures.

These are the after.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Life, the Universe, and Everything

I am behind on my reading this year. This book makes six. For my defense I have been very busy with full time work and full time school. I fully anticipate I will catch up with my reading this summer.
As I have written before I love Douglas Adams. Life, the Universe, and Everything was another great book by him. It is funny and cleaver. There are two more books in this series and I am so glad summer starts in less than a week so I can finish the series!