Friday, October 21, 2005
Books provide me with a temporary escape from excitement
Heh, just kidding. I love books. And that's what I'm blogging about today. It's a shame that people don't seem to read much anymore, even if the intent is there. A few years ago, there was an article in Cosmo or some such magazine about New Year's resolutions--it said that if your resolution was to be smarter, just buy a bunch of classic books in hardcover and put them on your shelves. That way at least you will appear smarter. I've got nothing to add here--that's just sad.
In any case, people always complain that books are boring. Well, if you read 20 pages and put it down, yeah, I can see that. You have to read the whole thing! Calling an unfinished book boring is like walking into a half-painted bedroom and saying "Wow--this looks like crap!" In other words, you need a sense of the whole picture first. Also, just because you were forced to read "Sense and Sensibility" in high school and hated it doesn't mean that all books are "Sense and Sensibility." Find books in your area of interest--trust me, they exist! So get out there, and get reading.
(The More You Know, Shooting Star, aaaaaannnnd we're out)
Does this blog have a purpose, you ask? Yeah, it does. I'm getting there. I think. The purpose is to say that I want to talk about books on this blog. Books I'm reading, new books out, etc. Should be fun. Right now, I'm reading a biography of William Shakespeare called "Will in the World." It's really good so far--a delightful jaunt! These kinds of things can be dry sometimes, but not so with this one. Did you know that Shakespeare knocked up his wife, and that she was eight years older than him? And that Shakespeare's father may have been a drunk, and was perhaps the person on whom the famous and hilarious character Falstaff was based? Good stuff. So that's it. To recap, reading is fun, I like book-talk, I'm doing book-talk in this blog, "Will in the World" is good so far, The More You Know, Starwipe, and we're out. Have a delightful weekend.