March 28, 2013

a little bit lighter

My mom pointed out that all I ever post about is church. I looked through my blog posts in order to complete the odious task of labeling them all and I realize that she is completely right. So, here is a post that is a little bit lighter. Here's what I've been up to this spring break.


I've been reading quite a lot this week. The weather has been a little crazy, but so has my motivation. Reading seems to be the only activity that I can do for a couple of hours without freaking out. Anyway. 

The first book I finished was Life of Pi by Yann Martel. AHHHHH, this book was so good. The beginning was kind of weird and philosophical ... in fact, I had to put it down for a while to sort out my thoughts about it. But once that crisis was avoided, I was able to finish it super quickly. It tugged at my emotions like nobody's business. After reading it, I felt so full of conflicting emotion. 

The next book I completed was Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice. Another great, great read. I've already read it a few times, but it never fails to leave me sighing and a hopeless romantic. This read through, I really found myself identifying with the characters. I love it when I can get sucked into a book and can become really invested with the characters.

When I finished Pride and Prejudice, I knew that I was on a reading kick. It doesn't happen very often anymore. Usually, I desire to read more, but I lack the time. So, recognizing this, I jumped right into Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Another FANTASTIC read. I read it so, so quickly. It sucked me in and I loved every page of it. The story was heartbreaking ... but in a cheery way. I don't even know how to explain it.

And last, but not hopefully not least, I began re-reading Great Expectations today. It's what my freshman A+ class is reading, and I thought I would read along so I could help them with worksheets and whatnot. Dickens is my favorite author, almost hands down. I love his witty undertones. I love the descriptive action. Rereading Great Expectations has allowed me to experience so much more with the book. Some people don't believe in rereading stories, but I think that it is in the rereading that one can truly enjoy literature.

But that's a soap box, ahem.

Besides reading, I have been pretty much cleaning and napping and going out with the Sister Missionaries (and procrastinating homework). Nothing too, too exciting. My trailer is almost ready to be rented out, so that's pretty cool. I have been doing a lot of Youtube video watching. Here are a few of my favs.

Ha! This is the best video I think I have ever seen in my life.

This is the whole Odd Life of Timothy Green soundtrack. It is super lovely, and I've been listening to it on repeat. All 47 minutes of it.

My friend, Sattaporn, and I believe that anyone's day can be made better by strutting to the beat of Stayin' Alive. Brilliant.

I hope this post was sufficiently non-churchy! Who knows, maybe I'll do something exciting this weekend that will be worth sharing. 

1 comment:

  1. I should probably clarify that I don't mind if all of your blog entries are about church. I was just noting it. :)



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