Friday, June 15, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 33)

1. I slept in until 9:15 today. And I didn’t get out of bed until after 10. That hasn’t happened in ages. Then again, I didn’t go to bed until 3:30, so maybe it’s not so surprising.

2. This staying up late is a sign of how I can’t manage time when I have nothing to do. Classes don’t start until July, so I could be spending time doing hobbies or working on my writing. Instead, I live out a series of naps and TV marathons. However, I do have a growing stack of books I want to get read this summer:

3. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis: I read this ages ago when I was first obsessed with C. S. Lewis, about 2005. It wasn’t my favorite of his at the time. I’d like to see what I think about it now.

4. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens: I always like the Dickens I do read, but I haven’t read that much. Mainly because every book is sooo long. I can’t blame him for that; he was getting paid by the word. According to the slip of paper sticking out of the book, I previously got 29 pages into this one.  So just 520 to go.

5. The Once and Future King by T. H. White: I’ve always wanted to read this, but for some reason never got my hands on a copy until a few weeks ago.

6. From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg: This is another on the reread list. I loved it as a kid, mainly because I wanted to live in museum.

7. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells: I’m slowly reading this one right now. Slowly, because Wells is describing scientific stuff at a higher level than I’m used to (that’s why I watch sci-fi shows but don’t read sci-fi), and because every few paragraphs I have to go back and check that this was in fact published in 1914. I think he really had a time machine and just tweaked a few details so we wouldn’t catch on.

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