Have a Great Weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2008
A big thanks and a shout out to Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein. He has decided to take up the reins and run the next installment of the ongoing reading challenges….check out his blog for the Spring Reading Challenge, including info on how to sign up if you’re interested. I went ahead and signed up but am not sure how often I’m going to post reviews. We’ll see how it goes. I have, however, gone ahead and created my reading list for the next challenge and I’m pretty excited about it. You’ll notice that it’s a bit different from the books I posted a few days but I’ll have read a couple of those ones by the end of the month and another couple I changed my mind about. As of today, here’s the updated list:
Sourcery – Terry Pratchett
Eiger Dreams – Jon Krakauer
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
A History of Celibacy – Elizabeth Abbott
The Double and The Gambler – Fyodor Dostoyevsky (2 short stories)
The Dirt on Clean – Katherine Ashenburg
Wyrd Sisters – Terry Pratchett
Justinian’s Flea – William Rosen

I decided to go with an equal number of fiction vs. non fiction books to spice things up a bit and I’m hoping to alternate the two types as I’m reading (fiction, non, fiction, non…). As always the list can change at the drop of a hat and I may or may not finish the list. If it’s three months, I should be ok.

In other news, there is no other news. Well, it’s +7C outside. Quite the change from the -35C we were experiencing a short while ago. Everything’s melting and it feels like spring. Woo hoo. It won’t last but it’s nice for the moment. However that means it’s mucky, sloppy, and messy out there. Be prepared to get splashed by idiot drivers and large buses. And take care tomorrow morning once everything freezes again overnight, that’ll make it pretty slippery.

Nothing new politically to report. Obama got the endorsement of some big union. I’m hoping he shocks the pants off of Hilary (not an image I’d like to see actually) by winning Ohio and/or Texas. That would be the end of her I’m sure. However, I doubt it’ll happen.

What’s everyone doing this weekend? For us here in Alberta, it’s a long weekend with Monday being a provincial holiday – Family Day. Woo hoo. I’ll be spending the weekend doing laundry, getting groceries, cleaning up, and then Monday…maybe just watching some movies. Recommendations?


SME said...

Yay for Dr. Monkey! Good to know the legacy will continue.

"Jude the Obscure" is one of my all-time faves. Grim, but invaluable. The history of celibacy sounds intriguing...can you really fill a whole book with celibacy? And if so, why? ;D

No big weekend plans for me, either. I'd like to see the documentary "My Kid Could Paint That", Richard's going to an anti-SPP rally, and other than that...laundry, groceries, cleaning, etc.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

THanks for the shout out my friend. Enjoy your long weekend. As for movie recommendations, if you have not seen "Art School Confidential" or Stranger Than Fiction" I recommend both highly.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Nice reading list. I'll be working on putting together mine this weekend.

It's been really sloppy here this week as well, and although I am as careful as I can be to not splash pedestrians, sometimes it's hard to switch lanes in time or to break enough and still not get rear-ended. So to anyone I may have splashed, I sincerely apologize.

Have you seen The Edukators yet? I can't recommend it highly enough.

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