Finals Finals. I should be working on finals. But I plan on making a rather long post about life.
I'm insanely obsessed right now with Orson Scott Card's (Ender) series. I re-read Ender's game a few months ago, and re-read Speaker for the Dead just a week ago and am half way through Xenocide now. Whenever I'm not doing anything, I'm reading it. I don't know why it captivates me. I probably shouldn’t be reading sometimes late at night, and doing homework or catching up on sleep but why…If you’ve never read the books, I suggest you do sometime. It’s a enjoyable, and easy read. I plan on soaring through the rest of the series here, especially when my 3 week break comes up.
After that I plan on embarking on the Dark Towers series by Stephen King. I’ve heard a lot about how great they are, and the relevance of the books to the show LOST which I am equally obsessed with.
Reading is like exercising your brain, keeping it in shape. It’s so weird to realize how much smarter you actually feel when you’ve been constantly reading. It’s something you just need to keep up with. On top of that, it’s fun. With these books by Orson Scott Card, I feel like he goes into terribly complicated issues but I can actually follow along, and it really makes me think about larger issues going on today, while still being a book I crave, it’s not just educational feeling. It’s just a smart series. Check it out.
So far this year I’ve read the books (and I know I should have read more by now):
Life of Pi
This Boy’s Life (terrible read, Patrick made me do it cause it was his favorite and then he read Ender’s Game and found out what a really good book is all about)
The Golden Compass
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide (as of right now)
I think that’s it. Series books are cool but annoying because you feel trapped. With the Ender’s series I want to keep going but there are others I need to read for the “full” story. I want to start the Dark Tower series but then I will feel confined to them, and I had no idea that the Golden Compass was a “book 1” of more. I was pissed that the story hadn’t concluded. I may eventually go back to that story but I was shocked when I reached the “end of book 1” page. Ender’s it is for now, like it should be.
To the rest of my life! Finals are taking over. I hope I pass everything. At least I know I have done well in Math. I have too many late assignments to turn in. And I haven’t begun on designing my typography book, when I still need to print and have it bound by next Thursday.
Patrick just started his new job which means I’ll most likely just see him on weekends now, since he’ll be real tired, but we’ll see. Right now that is good though for us, and I’ll have more time for my finals and exercise and…reading.
Chloe and I had a falling out. It’s because of her lack of responsibility and my complete laziness this time around to try to heal, fix, and repair her mistakes. I’ve done my part with this situation that she’s made ugly, and this will be the last time. I don’t feel like going into it full force here on Livejournal, and maybe I won’t ever. Maybe it’s just a rage that I should conceal to myself and never let anyone else see. And I’m also just too lazy to block her from reading these posts and/or reply to any comments she may have if I really had a chance to speak my mind about our supposed “friendship”. I feel like my life, and maybe both or lives will be best with this being the conclusion of our friendship. It feels right, and it’s the decision I have made. I hope she reads this, since she hasn’t been able to contact me back from the phone calls I’ve left her and the texts questioning her. She’s sent me timely and seldom texts back, but hasn’t found a phone that could reach me and call me about our issues regarding her stolen purse/our friendship, though she did have her mom call me, which didn’t clear any tension between us like I had hoped. It seems we’re so far apart now that she can’t even find a way to connect and communicate with me, and at least my closure of our friendship will be known through this post.
Off to real life now, gotta finish up so homework.