- Slaughterhouse-Five. I have been waiting so long for this book to become available at the public library! After reading Cat’s Cradle, I am so excited to read something else by Vonnegut.
- The Light Fantastic. I read The Color of Magic (a birthday present from Jordan), but I haven’t gotten to this, the second in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, yet.
- Northanger Abbey. I want to see how Jane Austen does Gothic.
- The Fourth (as of yet, unnamed) Book in the Inheritance Cycle. I just finished Brisingr this weekend, and I want to read the last one, already! It is not that I am obsessed with this series or anything. As fantasy goes, it’s nowhere near the best. But I do like it more since reading Brisingr, I think.
- The Invisible Man. (The one by H.G. Wells, not Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison). I started it, and it sounds quite fascinating. But before I check it out from the library, I have to pay the five cents in fines I accrued for when I turned in the book of H.G. Wells’ short stories late back at the end of last year. How shall I ever afford it?
- ???? Suggestions, please!
Six Books I Want to Read 28 September 2008
Six Reasons Why This Week Is Going To Be Hell 21 September 2008
- The tests. I have an AP English test on Monday (tomorrow), an AP European History test on Tuesday, and most likely a Chemistry test at some point. The history test is a big deal because it is most likely the only test we will have in the class this grading period. And tests are worth sixty percent or something ridiculous like that.
- The Science Fair paperwork. It is all due on Wednesday, and that means about five forms and a preliminary research plan. It is a huge hassle. And I am not looking forward to it at all.
- The AP Biology lab due on Tuesday. It is our first AP/IB lab write-up, and it is kind of nerve-wracking. However, like the good student I am, I am going to show Ms. B my lab tomorrow, a day in advance. Hopefully, it will be worth all the extra effort.
- The procrastination. I have been doing it like crazy. Wonder why I wrote two posts today? Because I am trying to avoid doing real work, semi-subconsciously. Also note that my other post was about procrastination. See how pervasive it is?
- The AP Human Geography project. Mr. Sutton, after four straight weeks of minimal work, decided to dump a project on us. So now, due Friday, is a poster and three-page, double-spaced essay comparing the United States and the country you picked out of the cup (mine is Kenya).
- The lack of sleep. What with all the work I have to do this week, there is no way I will be getting my regular six-and-a-half hours. Yeah. That’s my regular. You start to wonder how I manage to look this good . . . (Just kidding.)
- Facebook Tetris. I hate it and love it at the same time. I think I am addicted. Last night, before I fell asleep, I could see the neon blocks whirling around . . .
- Google Reader. I have subscribed to like twenty blogs: every time I’m bored, there’s bound to be at least one new thing to read. (Here’s when I went to the Reader website to get the link, and started reading the three new blog posts that were up. See??)
- Julie’s Study Guides. It helps me feel productive and generous to help people with their school work, yet I do this while neglecting my own.
- Google Talk. Same rationale as “TV” below.
- TV. Since I can watch TV on this computer, I feel productive because, “At least the document is open.” And then I can sit and watch my TV guilt-free.
- WordPress, apparently.
Six 17 September 2008
I have decided that I actually need to do something on here, because I have been seriously neglecting this blog. So here it is: my new plan. As frequently as possible (basically at least once a week), I shall name six “somethings” that are somehow related. And here is today’s edition of Six: six reasons I chose the number six.
- Six is perfect.
- Six is large enough so that I feel like I am doing something substantial.
- . . . But small enough so that I feel like I can do it pretty quickly.
- Every time I make a number of posts that is a multiple of three, I will have made another 666.
- I am sometimes fascinated by the fact that 6 upside-down is 9.
- Six is one vowel away from sex. And as a teenager, that is all I think about, apparently.
And with that insightful remark, I leave you.