Wednesday, July 7, 2004

book ramblings...

What a strange concept... you go into a building show them a little card and you can choose ANY book that you want, take it home with you and read it ... too bad you have to give it back in the end!

I've been keeping track of each book I've read this year and then writing a small reaction to each one. I also have a HUGE list of books that I WANT to read!! Needless to say, I've been nice to my bank account and made friends with the local library. :) (having a list of books that I want to read has also helped when deciding what to borrow from the library.)

I don't know about you, but I always seem to get that "deer in the headlights" look when I go into the library to pick out a book. I can go into any bookstore and find dozens of books that I want to read, but for some reason I have the hardest time in a library! It's been better now that I have my list. Now the biggest problem that I've encountered is that the books that I want aren't there!!! I've been sucked into the Princess Diaries series and Lemmony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, but you can't read them out of order!!! That would be horrible!!!

I'm about halfway through Isaac Asimov's I, Robot. I've read the reviews for the movie coming out this summer, and not quite sure what they are going to use from the book. Will just have to wait and see. I, Robot also is my 52nd book of the year! I've tried reading Asimov's works before and never really gotten very far. I'm surprised that I've made it this far with this one. My mind keeps jumping back to images from Bicentennial Man whenever they talk about robots. The special effects that I've seen so far look amazing.

*edit* I just found out that Bicentennial Man was based on one of Asimov's short stories...

Next up... Lovely Bones and then Dark Horse

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