Saturday, June 27, 2009

Remakes and Books

This little girl came into work today and I swear, she looks just like me circa 1991.  I couldn't stop starting at her.  It was so weird.  She was so cute too.  Wait, does that make me sound a little vain?  Hahahaha anyway, she had big brown eyes and her hair was the same dark brown as mine and pulled into a ponytail.  Her little baby frizzies were out of control - just like mine were, well, are.  Sometimes it's a lot to wrap my mind around that I was once as tiny and sweet as she is.

I want to try and read as many of the books I own as I can that I haven't read yet before I leave for Disney.  It might seem strange to some people, or most people, that I have oodles and oodles of books to read just lying around, but I literally can't go into Barnes & Noble without buying something.  Or six things.  So far this summer I've read six books.  First was Beastly which is a modern day Beauty and the Beast.  It's currently being made into a film starring an Olsen twin and Vanessa Hudgens (that girl from High School Musical who's dating my boyfriend Zac Efron).  It was a nice quick read, but pretty teen-ish.

The next book was The Luxe which was soon followed by Rumors and Envy.  They're all part of this series called The Luxe Series.  I thought they were pretty good, not the best books ever, not even close, but still worth my time.  I know I would've like them a lot better like eight years ago.  

I also finally got around to reading The Entitled, a book I've had since I lived in 17101, and it was fantastic!  None of you would like it though, it's way too full of baseball, but it was so well written and honest and insightful.  It really felt like I was reading about real people and real baseball players.

Next I read One Fifth Avenue, which was written by the same lady who wrote Sex and the City.  I've had that since the day it came out, which I think was sometime late last summer.  The book's about different people who live in this fancy apartment building and how their lives are interwoven.  The way she told the story through so many different perspectives was interesting and admirable.  It was almost like putting together a puzzle.

The book I'm reading now is The Host, a novel written by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) and I got that last June I think.  So far I'd say it's the hardest to get into and enjoy, but I'm only 60 pages in out of the 619, so I shouldn't judge it so quickly.  I'm pretty sure the reason I'm not really getting into it is because it's kinda sci-fi and while I do sometimes like that, I prefer sci-fi that's almost fantasy.  I'll take unicorns and wizards over aliens and robots any day.  Harry Potter is just so magnificent and I can't help but judge people a teeny bit who don't like it.  Those books are written so well and with such impressive imagination that I can't wrap my brain around how someone couldn't like them.

The newest Dan Brown book comes out in September and I want to have all these books (that I own) read by then.  Pride and Prejudice, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, Dreams from My Father (Obama's book) and Choke.  I know that I have at least 5 or 6 others unread too.  Since I've decided to finally read all these books/really gotten into reading again I've even begun to (gasp!) neglect my TiVo.

"God's created so many people that he probably has to do remakes." - Tracy Gubelin when I told her about my little twin

"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life." - Mortimer J. Adler

"I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life." - Scott Corbett


  1. This summer I have already read pride and prejudice and the count of monte cristo this summer! Wow, I am better than you!
    Terry looks like he is trying too hard to be cute in that picture!
    Love the quote.

  2. haha! i love that quote from tracy! i also cant believe you have read that many books! i mean, i guess i should have since you live with me a lot and almost everytime you come back over you have a new book!

  3. i like all this book talk! i need a new book! you've inspired me!

  4. callie I have so many unread books too! but way more than you, probably like 25 or more! haha. Let me know when you start pride and prejudice or three musketeers because I have both of those that I've been meaning to read for years!

  5. What a cute picture of baby Callie! These books you have been reading look interesting to me.. I will look into them.

    Baseball book! You would!