Today I was dragged to my grandmother’s and it couldn’t have been a worse day for it. I have terrible cramps and feel achy all over. It’s horrible, especially because I have this look forward to every month until I get pregnant or turn 50. Being a woman has its cons.
But besides having a boring visit to my grandma’s where I enjoyed Rachael Ray, cringed at Katie Couric and was shocked to find someone who didn’t like Jeff Probst or his new show, I started a new book today. Many of you have probably heard of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. For those who haven’t, google it. It’s very important that you google it because it’s worth a google. Well, I have desperately wanted to see the movie, but have refrained from doing so because I wanted to read the book and I wanted to do my own casting, which is different from the movies, but I’ll just make a post on it later.
- Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself. -John Green
- So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be. -Steven Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- When we read, we decide when, where, how long, and about what. One of the few places on earth that it is still possible to experience an instant sense of freedom and privacy is anywhere you open up a good book and begin to read. When we read silently, we are alone with our own thoughts and one other voice. We can take our time, consider, evaluate, and digest what we read—with no commercial interruptions, no emotional music or special effects manipulation. And in spite of the advances in electronic information exchange, the book is still the most important medium for presenting ideas of substance and value, still the only real home of literature. –Andrew Clements