- member since August 28, 2009
I've been avoiding devices like Kindle and Nook, because they scare me that some day there won't be bookstores anymore. AUGGGH! I don't even want to think about there not being bookstores anymore. That's just sad. I don't know. I just love the feel of a real book in my hands. However, in your case, I understand why you're looking to get one. It's so funny. They won't let books in but they're okay with a Nook? Are they that dumb?
That many years without God's Word? That's ridiculous. I'd still try to buy a cheap Bible and put a different dust jacket on it. If they catch it, you could claim ignorance, that you mix up dust jackets all the time, and that they can throw it away if they want. If I had to take another book, it'd either be my Complete Works of Shakespeare or my Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins, both great books that cover a wide range of topics and could help you in your daily activities if you HAD to leave behind the Bible. Jenna and I will have to bring in some books to you when we visit sometime.
I'm finishing up the JFK biography I started reading while on my honeymoon. I also bought a book yesterday called "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less", which is an interesting look at how our consumer culture has made life more complex and miserable for us by giving us too many choices. Looks like a fascinating read.
I've never read any of Gorey's stuff, but I've seen one or two of his books at your house when you were first telling me about him. His stuff reminds me of this French cartoon book I got when I was little that was just weird but sort of interesting and all done in black and white. I'll write about my thesis reading on an email.
Did you see today's blog? I think that book actually sounds pretty interesting: "Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter." I conceived the idea for a novel when I was in middle/high school called "Demon Hunter," but while I was excited about the idea, I just couldn't get myself to tackle it. I like this idea better.
I don't know but I've gotten a couple friend requests from people wanting to date me (but then they're written impersonally as if they're trying to catch as many fish as they can with their nets). One guy sends me a note or friend request (I can't remember) telling me he's a millionaire somewhere in Europe and needs my help to get his money (I've seen this scam before, only with the Nigerians). It's disturbing I've gotten that many in so few days.
I hope you're happy, Jo. You've turned me into a monster. :) I've been on here nearly every day adding books to my library and reviewing them. It's a pretty fun way to waste one's day. It's even more fun to find books I'd long forgotten and go back to the days when I read them.