Sunday, June 11, 2006

look up, rain is falling, looks like...suck

I'm not saying everything should be perfect all the time, I'm not even saying that I hate the rain all that much. I am saying that cold, rain, fog and overcast skys for times in a week, liiiittle depressing and I'm ready for some warmth. (Which is odd because come July and humid-as-hell 38 degree days, I pretty much live for crappy weather.)

The great news about all this would-be snow? For one who works (alot) at an outdoor pool, this means you can get some pretty great reading done. A few days ago I finished "The Word Before The Powers" by someone Campbell. Lent to me by the St. Margaret's Library so I expected something spectacular and I was not at all dissappointed. Highly recommended. Well, it's an ethic of preaching so perhaps not universally accessible. No, definitely accessible, perhaps not universally relevant. Kiiiiind of like this post.

Next up, is Jack Kerouac's "The Dharma Bums" WHICH, I haven't quite finished but is safe to say, one of the greatest books I've read in a very long time. Fantastic. If you've been turned off of Kerouac after "On The Road", "Dharma Bums" may very well be the literature to haul you back into the light. (of Jack being a fricking genius). *check back tomorrow for my favourite excerpts* OH. I sometimes read two books at once, which is what I'm doing right now. So alongside Dharma Bums, I'm enjoying "The Power of One", and as the lender warned, it's starting off a little slow, but still fully enjoyable. I'm lapsing on the author's name at the moment...

Anyhow, little booklist for the summer:
"How To Be Good" - Nick Hornby (LIKELY i'll end up reading "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy", it's been happening for the last few summers...)
"Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs" - Chuck Klosterman (spelling? probably not correct. I don't really want to hear about it)
"Moby Dick" - Herman Melville (Bill says this is fantastic. I'm going to be honest, the length kind of throws me...)
"That Hideous Strength" - C.S. Lewis (we all knew Clive'd jump on here at some point.)
There're like 20 more...iii'm drawing blanks. Looks like it's time for a little trip to my good friend McNally's.

I JUST got a GREAT shirt, with Jack Kerouac's face on it by the way. Greatest shirt i own.


cookie wonton said...

The Klosterman book is great. You should get some Augusten Burroughs too.

hoardingsanity said...

how can one ever be turned off by kerouac??

Kristina said...

look up: rain is falling, looks like love

Sharelle said...

i also think hornby and i are going to be acquainted this summer. thanks for the reminder. and hey bonnie -

i miss you.

Holly said...

"A Long Way Down" by Nick Hornby is also pretty great. yeah local library.