approximately 9000 rounds of Spider Solitaire (not actually 9000. But a lot.)books
+As aforeblogged, I finished the last Gossip Girl book with much squealing.
+I read Reamde
by Neal Stephenson in basically one giant gulp, taking breaks only to sleep. I enjoyed it very much. There was too much action and too little gaming, but I enjoyed the gleefully absurd plot, and the fact that the protagonist was female, and I'm planning not to think too hard about anything else.
+Then I poked around a bunch. I read part of Zodiac
also by Stephenson, but I don't know where I laid my copy down.
+I reread Gathering Blue
by Lois Lowry because see below, movies. I had completely misremembered the ending. Huh.
+Currently halfheartedly rereading Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld, because YA dystopia.
Next: Unsure. I will probably continue to reread the Uglies series until I figure it out. Really ought to get back to the library to return S1 of OUAT and Reamde
and find something else I want to read.tv
Rewatched a few episodes of Gossip Girl
. My DVDs are borked, which makes watching sort of problematic, and I got sidetracked by other projects.
Next: Twice accidentally typed "read" instead of "watch." Will try to
WATCH more of Gossip Girl
, but clearly my motivation is not strong.movies
Saw The Giver
IN A REAL THEATRE with my roommates. That is TWO WHOLE MOVIES I have seen in the theatre this year. The filmmakers made lots of questionable choices, but I still teared up a lot and it was a generally positive experience. Even the cranky The Book Was Better ranting is pleasurable in its way. (Of all the pleasures of life, I think I enjoy nit-picking the most!"
) Also lots of feels related to having read the book as a Twelve.
Next: I might at some point see another movie in a theatre, but I don't really have a timeframe for this.music
Last night it occurred to me to turn on Spotify to find worship music to cheer me up, so I listened to a bunch of miscellaneous things, then a bunch of Marty Haugen, and now I have queued basically all of Gather
, the Roman Catholic hymnal. (I did skip many of the Christmas hymns. Listened to some of them, but am really okay with not being in the mood for Christmas music.)
Next: Another 1800 pieces of liturgical music.