One of my very favorite things to do is read, and I read all sorts of books, too, not just literary criticism or even literary classics. Heck, I watch reality television, so it’s a good guess that I also read . . . um, not quite Literature, as well. I first saw the link to Shelfari at Tally’s and the widget at Kerry’s and that settled it for me: all the cool kids are getting them, so I had to have one, too:
I went a bit crazy with my book collecting, so there are a lot, a real lot of books on there already. But I’m not done, not even close. Yay! These go back to books I loved as a kid (series by Enid Blyton and C. S. Lewis, and single books like The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles and Watership Down) and all the way through fun stuff I now love to gobble up like brain candy (the Stephanie Plum or Harry Potter series) and on up to some highly readable and good lit in Hemingway and Faulkner, Welty and McCullers. Then there are some brain busters, too (you’ll notice most of these are on my reading list! hehe, but I’ve begun two of them, so that’s something, right?).
Anyway, it’s fun and yet another way for us all to get to know one another . . . one’s taste in reading really does reveal a great deal about a person. Hmmmm . . . so what do you learn about me from my book selections, I wonder.
On another note, I was watching the news last night, and one of the anchors said that Law & Order is the second longest drama on television. Period. Silence. Nothing more. I truly hate that!! Come on. Now I don’t care about L & O anymore, all I want to know is what is THE longest running drama on television. Was it Dallas? That seemed to go on forever? Was it Columbo? Or is that technically a mystery? Grrrrr. It’s like when they interview someone and he’s the second richest man in America; I want to know who is the richest. Then they can get on with the interview with my full attention; otherwise, I’m racking my brain to figure out who’s first (or running to the computer and missing the show altogether). Is it just me? Is this a personal pet peeve tic thing or does it drive other people nuts,too?
The picture above is of this new cocoa butter lotion I bought; it’s super inexpensive (less than $3), and it smells wonderful, and it’s so smooth and yummy! I’m cuckoo for this cocoa butter! Oh, and it’s summery now, so it’s time for the (also pictured) cucumber & cantaloupe Yankee candle. Yum.