Scratch That Idea

This blog is very experimental at this point. I try some things, they either work or don’t, and then they either stay or leave. I’ve decided the whole food diary thing is a bust. I eat too many small little things throughout the day to document it all and my meals often repeat themselves. If I ever eat anything super exciting I will be sure to share it, but staring at my day to day meals could get a little….boring.

I’m listening to Michael Buble’s Christmas album this morning as I blog and eat breakfast. I love Christmas music so much. I don’t see why people save it for December! Christmas is awesome, why not make it as long as you can?! Plus Kesha was playing on the radio when I woke up so I had to wash out my ears with some good music.

Last night I finished reading the book “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn.

Holy. Cow. It was so good. Once I got to the last ten chapters I HAD to stay up and finish it. It was so scary and suspenseful that even when I read the last page it was hard for me to fall asleep because I was so energized. I want to read her other two books now so badly…I definitely suggest this book if you like mysteries! It’s a winner.

On my agenda for today: reading, two tutoring jobs, listening to music, selling my old textbooks, and planning my upcoming trip to Missoula this weekend. Exciting stuff!

Do you know how or where to sell textbooks? I am at a loss. 

Rad Reading

One good thing about having to rest so much is that I have more time to read books than I’ve ever had before! I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read so far for the most part and I would suggest these books to anyone whose interested 🙂 

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“The House at Riverton” is about a young poet who kills himself at a society party in the 1920’s, but only the maid Grace and the family’s two daughters know the dark truth. Years later, as Grace is living out her last days in a nursing home, a filmmaker comes to interview her about that night and she is forced to face many years of secrets. I could not put this book down!! It’s one of those tales where the full picture is slowly revealed by carefully placed details so you are always curious about what is going to happen next. It has a lot of suspense and history and the characters really come to life. 

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“Life of Pi” is about a young Indian boy who is very faithful. His family immigrates to Canada but the ship they are on and he finds himself stranded in a lifeboat with a full sized Bengal tiger. I wasn’t sure if I would like this book or not because I didn’t see how a story could be compelling when it’s just one boy and a tiger in the middle of the ocean for the duration of the novel. But the author does a fantastic job of keeping it suspenseful, throwing in flashbacks and anecdotes to keep it from being monotonous. I loved it! 

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I’m only about a third of the way through this book. It is the third in the “Game of Thrones” series and, though they are very good, I need a little break from the story line. George Martin wrote 5 books for the series and they are all 1,000 pages long with very fine print. It’s a big commitment to read the whole thing and I want to but right now I’m just a little tired of it! Maybe if I read one other book I’ll feel refreshed enough to tackle the rest of this series. We’ll see. 

Today I think I’m going to go buy “Perks of Being a Wallflower” because I really want to read it before the movie comes out! Have any of you read it? What did you think?