Saturday, August 1, 2009

Shy, Dorian Gray, Books, and Lists!

For most of my life I have been a shy person, very shy in fact. I'm the person in the corner at parties eagerly (ha ha ha) waiting for someone to come and strick up a conversation. Hello, are you coming over yet? Being shy doesn't really have the same benefits as other issues one might attain in this life, you know the saying? It's a gift...and a curse. I really can't say that being shy is a gift, sorry. It is a large reason why I don't go to concerts and events with large crowds. Although that is an issue all its own as well. That being said, the shyness and the loathing of large crowds, I'm let me rephrase that I started disliking Facebook sometime ago. What started out as a small and easy way to stay connected to very good friends has now become an out of control feeding frenzy. A number of different people ask to be my friend all the time. I'm friends with nearly everyone I work with (as I type this my eyebrow is cocked in a sort of I can't fathom why look). I'm friends with people I may have known since I was a baby, but I have only spoke to for a combined time of maybe an hour my entire life. I'm friends with people...with people I don't want to be friends with. Facebook is no longer a private venue to voice my thoughts or chat with friends (without the entire world seeing it). Of course in all honest neither is this blog, but I haven't really been keeping this up to date and I don't shot it from the mountains that I'm a blogger. The feeling to rid myself of Facebook now and forever becomes enticingly stronger everyday!

Facebook venting aside. I watched a preview for the new version of Dorian Gray. It looks creepy, but awesome. If I can find someone to go with I'll probably see it at the theatre. However, I couldn't find a release date for it in the US, only in Canada and Europe. I hope it comes here. I have never read the book, but now I'm tempted to. I've only read one of Wilde's plays and that was The Importance of Being Earnest. Which I found extremely entertaining. I guess time to go find a nifty copy of Dorian Gray and snuggle down for a good read.

Today was a treasure trove of good book finds. My sister and I got up early (on a Saturday!) and went to the 50% off sale at Goodwill. Where I spent too much money! Then we went to a library book sale in Pierceton, where we found twice as many books for nearly have the cost. I can't wait to look at all our booty! I know at least one treasure for me was a Lousia May Alcott book. YES!

Do you like lists? I thoroughly enjoy book lists. It is always interesting to see people's different opinion on what books are must reads. Abebooks, on Thursday, released 20 lists of top 10 books. I really liked it and printed it off for my book file. You can view it
here. I recently sent an email to friends and family asking them, What 10 books do you think every bookstore should have on their shelves? I didn't get many responses and they were disappointing to boot. What do you think? I'd be interested to know. I'm still working on my list.

Well that's it for now. I would say sorry for not being around much on here lately, but I'm told I say sorry too often. :)

Quote of the day:

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Oh before I forget, rather big news to report. My sister and I are opening a bookstore! More on this later.
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