May. 5th, 2009 11:03 pm
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So, last year I decided to start reading some of those classics that I never got around to in either high school or college. In high school, when I bothered to go, I was more interested in theater arts than anything else. And in college, I was a music and biology major. Yeah, I know, what a nerd. It was a lot of fun though.

Last summer I read Anna Karinina. My partner, who was an English major by the way, said boring... I loved the book. This summer I've started Les Miserables. Actually, I heard the soundtrack from the show and loved the music, so I decided to find out what was going on. I'm planning to read Crime and Punishment too, as soon as I find the copy I bought last year. : Z

The point of this madness? Why do people either think I'm crazy or are very impressed that I would read these books  without being assigned them in a class.

Here's my answer folks. I like to read! These books are considered classics for a reason. And I hate being told what to read; I failed American Novel in high school for exactly that reason. So don't be impressed, and no I'm not crazy. I just like to sink my brain into something deeper than the mysteries and things I usually read. Besides, if the book really is a snorefest, I won't finish it. ; )
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Snitched from przed

 Apparently the Beeb reckons most people will only have read 6 of these books...

Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started, but didn't finish

Read more... )
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This was really interesting. We actually have many of these in the house. My partner was a lit major. The list is funny. It looks like I don't read very much, but I actually average about 2 books every 3 weeks. Some of these will go on my list to read, others I've never heard of.

Directions: Bold the title if you've read the book. Underline if you read it for school. Italicize the wones you started and didn't finish.

Here's the list )


Oct. 14th, 2008 11:46 am
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Had rehearsal on Sunday for Broadway's Greatest Moments (don't remember which number this is). Now I have muscles complaining that I had forgotten I had. Dancing Queen! We're doing a medley from Mama Mia and the big number is Dancing Queen. Now my body is telling me that I'm not twenty anymore. Hmmm, would I really want to be twenty again? Nah. I'm having way too much fun now. Aches and pains and all.

Concert tonight and Handel's Fiireworks is still kicking my butt. Well, I'll just have to do the best I can with it. Oh yeah, I have rehearsal after the concert. Whee, I'm so busy my poor house is a disaster area.

I want to get Robert Vaughn's book. It's at Borders and my son works there. He says it's in a box that they haven't unpacked yet. And he won't go find it. : ( Gee, I thought he liked his old mom. Actually he does and I'm sure he'll let me know as soon as he finds it. He may even put a copy aside just for me. Don't have time to go to the mall until tomorrow anyway.

I'm thinking about taking some classes at a nearby junior college. M says, why not go for the PhD. It's just a six year program. Only problem with that is that I may not be able to teach at the high school level and I love working with that age group. I don't want to educate myself out of a  job. Well, we'll see. I'll think about it some more. I really just want to do a masters in microbiology but all the schools around here only offer the PhD programs.

Well, enough rambling from me. I really do have to try and find my dining room.

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Still not hoo. But, I will be working for Huntington Learning Center in a couple of weeks. And the postings are coming up for next school year so my fingers and toes are crossed and my resume is ready. Credential, here I come. I'll have everything done by summer. Not that I think it makes a difference, but at least I know my credential didn't come from a credential mill. The school I went to was tough. If you don't belong in the classroom, you don't make it through the program. I think that's the reason the program is so highly rated. Not to mention the fact that you really have to want to teach to jump through all the hoops California has set up!

I'm staying up way to late at night reading MFU fic but there's so much out there I just want to read it all. Then there are the dvds to watch over and over. With the writers strike on there is much to watch on tv anyway. I have most of the NCIS eps on my computer since I have band practice on Tuesday nights and can't watch them any other way. I've discovered Colditz thanks to Wiccagirl and Guba. Now if I could just find some more episodes...OMG my family is right, I am a nerd...

I've joined a number of communities and friended a number of people in the few months I've had this journal. I'm really enjoying getting to know everyone. I hope to meet some of you some day. The people I've friended are all terrific writers...yay, my favorite thing in the world to do is read. And no I don't just read fan fic. I actually read books too. I'm reading James Patterson's "Double Cross" right now. I'm hooked on this author and his Alex Cross novels. Now there's a thought, maybe I'll review some of the books I've read. Well, we'll see.

I'm also typing two of the MFU novels for the Pulp Fiction Site. It's going to take a little while since I seem to be able to type only about a chapter and a half at a time before getting tired. Besides who wants to spell check more than that at one time.

Well, I guess that's all I have to say for now. I'm going to sit back and enjoy my quiet mood.


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