Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The L Word

Borrowed from

I am seriously obsessed with this show. I'm not kidding.

I'm in the middle of watching Season 2 on DVD. I purchased it when it first came out, but I had to re-watch Season 1 and then start Season 2. I cannot get enough of this show.

It airs on Showtime I do not have this channel. I might reconsider this given that Season 3 will commence in January.

When I tell people how good this show is, they kind of look at me funny and then tell me that they don't need to watch a show about lesbians. Of course, this is very rude and also naive. Yes, it does involve lesbians but it's also got some awesome storylines. It's about women. And the show was created by a woman and is written by women, which is pretty rare. It's good to see something from a female perspective. The characters are strong women who know what they want.

Lullaby and Goodnight by Wendi Corsi Staub

I bought this book for two reasons: 1. My sister thought it looked good and therefore made me buy it so that she can borrow it when I am through and; 2. I wanted something a bit intense and within the mystery genre.

I'm on page 52. So far, so good. Plotline is still being unraveled at this point, so a summary would be worthless until I at least reach the half-way point.

Twilight continued.....

I've finished Twilight. It was delicious. It took a couple of hours for me to adjust to reality. I cannot wait for the sequel. Too bad I have to wait until October of 2006. This makes me sad.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I am on page 188 of this deliciously rich novel. I am truly enjoying Twilight.

I first read about it in The Arizona Republic, where I was shocked to discover that this book was borne out of a vivid dream. And on top of that, Stephenie Meyer has since received a $750,000 advance for this and two more books. After that, I turned to my laptop which houses my attempts at a far-fetched fantasy of a NY Times bestseller, and then slapped myself really hard. I mean, I've had some pretty intricate dreams and did I ever think to write about them? Noooo. Instead, my lazy ass continued to pine over visions of stardom while my fingers lay idly on my lap.
So, I decided to pick up the book after reading about all the reviews that gave her 5 stars. After I stopped staring at her picture on the jacket flap, and imagining what it felt like to actually publish a book that everyone likes, I began my reading. I am so glad that I did! Twilight is sooo good. It's not an "action-packed thriller". It's not a "girl meets boy and happily ever after". And it's definitely not a "girl sucks, gets a makeover, gets past a big hurdle and life is grand kind of book". Instead, there are characters that just jump out at you because they express themselves in an almost "real" kind of way. Bella, the main character, is full of the emotions that come with life and all of its confusions and hurdles. And Edward - I think he is stealing my heart away from my husband.

This book does involve vampires. At first, I was weary of this but now, the way Ms. Meyer has placed her characters into the average life , it kind of makes you look around and wonder what if? So far I've found myself rushing through to find out what will happen, but then slowing down because I do not want it to end. So yummy. I cannot wait to finish it, and when I do, I will post my final verdict.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

In the beginning...

There was a woman who was so befuddled with all that was going on in her life that she was at her wit's end. Her mind constantly raced with thoughts that could never be expressed verbally. She bought journals but always misplaced them. She wrote on scraps of paper which soon disappeared. Her thoughts were there, in the muddled mess, and yet there was no account of anything that she had ever written. Then one day, while surfing the net during work hours, she came across a blog that she liked. She wanted to respond to an entry and discovered that she had to register before doing so. So she did and lo and behold, she had her very own blog! No more scraps of paper, no more misplaced journals. Just a lovely little space for her warped sense of humor. A place to enter her thoughts on life, culture, books and whatever else came to mind. And so it came to be...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005