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Today I made what is possibly the biggest impulse buy of my life. In true addict fashion I spent too much money on a book I don’t actually need. The only justification I have is that my heart literally stopped when I saw this on a friend’s blog.

“Jonathan Safran Foer, deftly deploys sculptural means to craft a truly compelling story. In our world of screens, he welds narrative, materiality, and our reading experience into a book that remembers that it actually has a body.”
–Olafur Eliasson

I have a problem friends. But I’m not sure I want to be cured.

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Today was a day of finishing books. In true Adri fashion I have been reading two books at once over the past 3 weeks (not including the books I am reading for school. However, today both of these books came to an end.

The first, Half the Sky, was amazing and I recommend it highly to anyone who wants to read a little about the women of the world. While it is not for the faint of heart, it is one worth reading, if only to educate yourself.

The second was The Mysterious Benedict Society. I had heard that this was written in the vain of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I loved, so of course I had to read it. I was a little disappointed (but of course I am a college senior reading a book meant for middle school students).

Mostly I am excited to have finished it because this means that I get to start Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This will be my first time with Dostoevsky but I have heard nothing of good things and I loved my last experience with Russian literature so I am really looking forward to this adventure. Also, I bought an absolutely awesome copy at a market a couple weekends ago… for all my fellow book lovers, it is like holding a little piece of heaven.

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My dear old friend Trevor just sent me a link to this article.

Here’s the deal, my heart stopped when I read this article because, drumroll please…

ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS IS BEING MADE INTO A MOVIE!

That’s right folks, your favorite tambourine playing, vegan scientist artist pacifist is going to come to life on the big screen.

It doesn’t seem like there is a date set for the release of movie but the good news is that they have begun casting.

I cannot adequately express my joy at this moment so I won’t even try.

Thanks Trev!

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I don’t usually give up on a book but there is something about my choices as of late. I have set aside two books in a row in the past week and I am in search of one that catches my attention.

My goal this summer is to read 4000 pages. I am almost half-way through this goal and I have come to a roadblock. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man left me feeling like I was surely going to roast in hell for the rest of my life, despite the fact that I try my damnedest live in an upright way and I was surprised that A Short History of Women could make even the life of Dorothy Trevor Townsend a bore to read. (No offence to the authors of these fine novels, I’m sure they will please someone…)

I was beginning to feel guilty about my lack of appreciation for these fine pieces of literature but you know what, this is summer and I am reading for enjoyment dammit! So here goes, my new book of choice is…

A comic mystery in which detectives Jack Spratt and Mary Mary set out to solve the murder of Humpty Dumpty, notorious sitter of walls.

So here’s to summer reading lists and slight deviations from them.

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I have decided that this summer I am going back in time to the days of Pizza Hut summer reading charts. Remember those days? When every child big and small came together to keep up with their reading during the summer months. Our goal was one and the same–pizza. Everyone pushed themselves until they read enough pages to warrant a warm, hot, gooey, child-sized personal pizza. Well, this year the goal has changed and I have upped the ante.

My goal: 3000 glorious pages

My prize: various reading related goodies that I wouldn’t buy otherwise.

Here is where I am so far:
One Hundred Years of Solitude, 448 pages
Anna Karenina, 150 pages
A Clockwork Orange, 165 pages
The Great Divorce, 146 pages

All for a grand total of 909 pages. More to come…

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Thanks to my dear friend Hannah, I now have a new blog to look at.

This is one of my favorite notes…

Check out thxthxthx here…

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Okay, so this post is a little late and yes the title is stolen from the book Everything is Illuminated (which is a great book and you should probably read it) but it is appropriate so trust me…

New Year’s Eve marks the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. A time of endless possibilities and new starts. I have always found it a little odd that one midnight a year signifies so much to so many people.

As I was celebrating the new year with friends, I was struck by the emphasis that we place on this weird day where our year starts anew. My mom sent me a text message that said something along the lines of being so excited to spend another year with her wonderful children. It dawned on me that this is not entirely true and that my mom should probably be saying this on our birthdays, where our time spent together actually begins again.

Thinking about spending the new year with my boyfriend I was struck by this same thing. “Wait a minute,” I said. “Our year together starts on July 5th, nbot today.”

I don’t know why this strikes me but beginnings come often, and maybe we should celebrate these a little more often than once a year. This just seems so beautiful and refreshing to me.

“The end of the world often comes,” but so do beginnings. So here’s to today, tomorrow and everyday there after, everyday a new beginning.

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