Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts



Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts

is a weekly meme hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Head over there and check it out!

1.  Spring is here!  I began running outside again (not pretty to see) and I made up a new playlist, which is pretty awesome.  It includes the oldie “Bat out of Hell” by Meatloaf.  As I was listening to it this morning, all I could think of was Stu Redman, from The Stand.  That would be the perfect song to play, as he is leaving Boulder and Frannie on his way out west.  And yes- I have too much time on my hands.

2.  She Reads announced that its April Book Club selection is The Storied Life of A.J Fikry, which excited me very much.  I requested it a while ago at my library, but had no luck so far, so I downloaded it from Amazon onto my iPad.  Within 5 hours, I got an email from the library that it was in.  Life’s a bitch.

3.  BookRiot ran a great article On The Perils of Feeling Dumb While Reading.  This has definitely happened to me- more than once.

4.  I grabbed the first Harry Potter while I waited for above mentioned book from library.  It was- so nice.  I missed the whole HP world so much, it was very difficult to not immediately pick up the next (then the next) book.


5.  I am SO excited to go see Cabaret at Studio 54- with Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams this SUnday afternoon.  He is one of my FAV actors and I am sure he will be an amazing MC!

Here is a link to him singing Wilkommen.  

I tried to put the little you tube screen, like I have seen so many savvy bloggers do- then I realized I don’t know how to do that.

6.  I have been watching Glee since it started (even though this year was pretty meh).  My daughter (14) was home sick, and asked if we could watch a few episodes from the beginning.  Wow- this show was pretty amazing in the beginning. If you have a chance, watch some of the early episodes-though it is so sad to see Finn.

7.  The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is not good for my health.  I am over 40-I can’t stay up so late.  But he is SO DAMN FUNNY.

8.  I finished The Green Mile last week and I loved it.  I am hoping to get the review posted within the week, but until then, know this- you should read it.

9.  This sucks.1924725_10152377522211757_398497141_n

10.  What’s going on with you??  Please leave a comment- I love hearing from you!

16 thoughts on “Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

  1. As always, I enjoyed reading your blog, but had to laugh out loud at number 9. My sons used to laugh at their dad for playing oldies (which, by the way they knew the words by heart). Now their music IS the oldies!

  2. #4 I love HP…miss it too!!

    #7 I am SOOO with you…I went to bed at 8:30pm twice this week…that’s a bit early for me but I am fighting either a cold or allergies…still I rarely stay up past 10pm anymore.

    #9 ugh…depressing.

  3. I have my name on the wait list for The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, too! Excited that She Reads picked it because that means it really is good. Can’t wait for your review!

  4. I started watch Glee again on Netflix, I just finished Season 4. Even at that point it’s not as good as it was when it started, but every time I watch an episode I get sad about Cory Monteith and wonder how they’re going to tie it in. I might only watch up until that point, in complete honesty, just because I want to see his tribute.

  5. I loved The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry! Hope you enjoy. And I think I’m due for a Harry Potter revisit sometimes soon. #9 – LOL. Welcome to my world. 🙂

  6. Hahahaha, I think I’m too vain! It’s incredibly rare for me to read a book and feel like I wasn’t smart enough for it — I mean, apart from quite scholarly things where I genuinely don’t have the background information I’d need to comprehend the words in the book. If I have that experience like the author of the article had with American Gods, I just figure, eh, that book wasn’t for me.

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