Deep breath—here we go!
Reading: What is the What? By Dave Eggers. Sad book based on a true story of a Lost Boy of Sudan.While the subject material could make for an overly dramatic retelling of war, death, and displacement, Egger’s treats the subject well and it is a very good story that is approachable. Not finished yet, but getting there.
Bought: Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls. I bought this book with the gift card Evan’s parents gave me (thanks!) and I’m really looking forward to reading it. After Walls’ first memoir, The Glass Castle, I was waiting for something else to read by her. she has lived an unbelievable life.
Recently Recommended: Though, perhaps not for everyone, I recently recommended Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore (NOT Michael Moore, as my mom thinks whenever his name has been mentioned). This is a humorous book describing the undocumented years of Jesus’ childhood through his plucky best friend’s Biff. Though I’m not typically one for funny books, I really enjoyed reading this. I’ve read about four of Moore’s book, and this is by far my favorite.
When I first read this book, I tried to get everyone to read it, but I couldn’t seem to explain in properly: either my friends were worried that it would be blasphemous or my agnostic/indifferent friends were worried it would be too religious. I felt that it was just a funny story. I recommended this for my friend who loves David Sedaris.
Nails: Kind of a weird category…but I’m recently using Nail Envy by OPI for my horribly weak and chip-y nails. I’ve dabbled in some of the Sally Hansen ones before and I think they improved my nails a bit, but I got this for Christmas and although I like it better, I’m not quiet sure its worth the extra money as of yet, I just started use it. It could be my imagination, but I feel like my the polish makes my nails feel better than the Hansen’s did.
Productivity Over Winter Break: 2.7/10. Yeah…got even less than I thought I would done, not entirely unexpected, but I was hopeful. Procrastination is the name of the game.
Very Important Goings On: Pam Day is today!