Well, one month until April is gone. I suspect that it will be the end of all communications between us, and that I’m a dingaling for letting her stick around so long. Her existance in my apartment is cramping my style quite a bit, and causing me undue amounts of stress. Taking it as well as can be expected, and making some (maybe not my every) effort to make things run smoothly until then. Weirdly, now that I’m available again, my driver-pal Suzy is being much friendlier and is acting as a pleasant ear to bend when I want to talk about whatever. I imagine she’s interested in dating, but I’m not even going to think about that sort of thing until after April is out of the apartment (which might be causing some of the stress, now that I reflect on it) . Why I’m allowing April to remain in my place for so long is still a mystery to me… Now that I know she has a place to go, I’m not so worried about giving her the boot. Sakes, I’m going to stop typing about it because it’s just irritating me.
I finished the first Harry Potter book, and it was cute (downloaded the text files for the first 3 into my palm pilot, to give me something to read during my longer walks, bus rides, lines, and whatnot.) It was cute, pretty entertaining, and I would reccomend it to most readers as good young adult fantasy, not as good in my opinion as Narnia or Middle-earth books, but beats most other fantasy with a big blunt club. I’m exactly 4% into the 2nd book, and it looks to be as solid as the first so far. (I love reading on the palm, and the fact that gnutella lets me download all manner of books gratis.) I haven’t seen the 4th book out there yet for download, but I imagine that by the time I get to reading it (I’m alternating Harry Potter with Middle Earth, in prep for the coming movies), it should be available. It’s odd, but I can’t recall the last time I paid for a book, between the library or freetext, I think I only get books of text for others for holidays like christmas, Birthdays whathaveyou, and recieve them for same.
Why don’t more people go to the library? I figure if I read a book, and want it to read again, then I’ll go back to the library and get it… If I know I’ll want to keep it (Like for about a dozen books I read, and reread over the years) I’ll buy ’em, or ask for ’em for my b’day. How many folks out there have books that they read over and over, I wonder?
The main Middle Earth books, (Hobbit & the big 3)
The Bible (KJV)
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and some of his other works too.
The Elder Eddas (Norwegian Folklore)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales (The *BIG* honking book. It’s like 1000 pages, and each story is between 1/2 page and 20 pages long.)
Godel Escher Bach (recently added to the rotation, only read it about 3 times, so far)
Dandilion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Collected Mark Twain
I know I’m forgetting one or two. The Tao of Pooh comes to mind, I’m overdue reading that. and there’s a few others that I’ll trip over here and there and reread, like my Doc Savage books, or silly comic book digests.
*phew* That’s enough for me for now. See you kids later.