Thursday, September 17, 2009
I just read a book that I have had sitting on my bookshelf for eight years. I was prompted to read Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood when I saw on amazon.com that she has a new book coming out. I was excited about her new book before I knew it was a "follow-up" to Oryx and Crake. I loved Oryx and Crake. It had an it-could-really-happen aspect and was a dire look at the future. The story seemed oh-too-possible but fit with my way of thinking about where we're headed as a species. Margaret Atwood is amazing! She's a straightforward writer and I like that. I enjoy all kinds of writing and I plan to read all sorts of books as I move towards my goal this year. I say, this year, but I don't know how long it will take me to reach the goals I have set. I think one year doesn't put too much pressure on me, but then again, goals force me to act - so we'll see. My Netflix waiting list is about 200 items long (that also includes documentaries and TV shows) so I don't think I'll have trouble finding movies to watch. And Project Linus is my favorite charity to knit and crochet for and I am always creating something to donate. Meeting that goal will be a lot of fun and gives me an excuse to buy more yarn! Although, I do have a separate goal of using up the blanket yarn I have already on hand. You will benefit from my book and movie reviews. Don't worry. I don't synopsize by telling the entire plot or giving away exciting or important details. But, I will hopefully inspire you to read a certain book or watch a certain movie or even make something to donate to your favorite charity. So, for my first book, I am going to read Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. I love these goals! I wonder if I should reward myself somehow at the end. Truthfully, the reward is in working toward the goals. Otherwise, I would just be sitting here.