Friday, December 2, 2011

Weekend Reading & Other Stuff

I'm only three pages into Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) but I already love it:
In this book I write a lot about romance, female friendships, unfair situations that now seem funny in retrospect, unfair situations that I still don't think are funny, Hollywood, heartache, and my childhood. Just that really hard-core, masculine stuff men love to read about.
I take that as a personal challenge to be a complete dude and read this book. I might even snort coffee this morning and say to my coworkers "Bro, this chick is so funny, but she's got frenemies."
This book will take you two days to read. Did you even see the cover? It's mostly pink. If you're reading this book every night for months, something is not right.
I love this woman.

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I had no idea that Blood Red Road was optioned as a movie already. This is what happens when you don't read the news, watch TV, or go to the movies, or care for Ridley Scott at all.

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I finished The Future of Us last night and will write about it tonight while I get my weekend wine-buzz going. I started reading it because I thought the premise was neat but read this line of dialogue:
"Do you like your new computer?" she asks. "Are you two surfing the World Wide Web with all those free hours?"
Of course, this is a character's mom from 1996 talking, and she is referring to AOL, so maybe she's suppose to talk like that? I don't know.

9 comments:

  1. You mean your mom didn't call it the World Wide Web in 1996? ;-)

    I love that you have a weekend wine-buzz planned. We were meant to be friends.

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  2. My mom barely knows what a computer iS...

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  3. Educate the poor woman! I just bought my dad an iPad for Christmas (and I don't even have one!).

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  4. Yeah, this sounds like appropriate Baby-Boomer-esque way of referring to the internet in the mid-90's. She could have easily said 'World Wide Webs' and been just as in character.

    Also, for starting a blog review of a book after only reading three pages, I award you +3 Internets. Don't spend it all in one place!

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  5. James, I will use my +3 Internets to get more Internets!

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  6. I clearly remember going to a grocery store in town to pick up "1000 free minutes" disks for AOL and thinking I was the coolest. I have since realized how uncool I was.

    Also, I read The Future of Us back in June and actually liked it. It had just enough nostalgia to not be cliche 90s.

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  7. I remember there was a campaign to get AOL to stop sending out the CDs because of environmental concerns. Plus they were really annoying and in every magazine... yet I thought they were cool too.

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  8. i'm gonna change my blog to just be commentary on your blog.

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  9. I fully support that idea. Or you could just put my RSS feed on it.

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