Thursday, May 20, 2010

On Topic

Wow, I really haven't written much at all about books or music here. I guess I should remedy the situation.

I finally read Scott Westerfeld's "Midnighters" series. I had been really looking forward to it, since it seemed like a neat idea and a good friend had recommended it. Unfortunately, it appears my tolerance for Young Adult reading has gotten abysmally low.

Don't get me wrong. They're good books. The plot pulled me along, and I cared about the characters. But I really just can't handle Angsty Teenager much anymore.

It's kind of a shame, because there are so many good YA books out these days, and so many new ones coming out. I've read a few in different series that I would counting down the days until new ones come out, if only they weren't written for high schoolers.

I guess I'm getting old.

Hah! Tell that to the waterslides I went on last week. (more about that later)

No, I think it's just that I only like novels for younger people that are really excellent and don't treat their readers like TV audiences. But I guess that's what teenagers want now, so it sells. I'm glad that more kids are reading and absolutely devouring my favourite genre. I guess I'm just disappointed that they don't fill me up the same way! Adult books take so much longer to come out. What the heck do I read next??

Friday, May 7, 2010

Quote of the Day

"They say curiosity killed the cat, only live once!"

Talk about mixing metaphors.

A Paucity of Water

Scene: I sit on the living room floor, working on my laptop. Having just finished a run, I am now waiting for the shower which is in use by roommate who has just woken up. The time is 1:14 pm.

Enter Roommate

Me: Oh, so you aren't dead.

Roommate: No! But I had the most excellent sleep, and a great shower. I definitely just used up all the hot water. It was amazing!

Me: Sounds like a good morning

Roommate: It was awesome.

Me: Well, glad you enjoyed it. I don't feel so bad for not waiting for you this morning. I went for a run.

Roommate: Yeah, I noticed.

Me (carefully not giving "the look"): Ha ha.

Roommate: Not that you smell! I just...look like you've gone for a run.

Me: Right. Regardless of smell, I should still probably have a shower.

Roommate: Yes. Yes you should.

Me: ...

Roommate: ...I just used up all the hot water.