Read: Hitchhiker’s Guide (#17)

Once upon a time, I started to read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and then something happened and I never finished it. Well, on the list it went! I finished the book in maybe 3 days? It’s not a very long book and it’s definitely an easy read. Plus, it’s hilarious and fun to read. I’m actually almost finished with the second book in the series (Restaurant at the End of the Universe). This is a book that I recommend everyone read. Like I said, it’s funny and it’s a quick read so you can still have time to read … Continue reading Read: Hitchhiker’s Guide (#17)

Read: Persepolis (#1)

“Persepolis” made the list, because it was a book that a friend of mine had to read in college. I had never heard of it before, but it sounded like it was an interesting book. The friend who read it, wasn’t really into reading, but she said it was a really good book and she enjoyed it. I held on to this for quite some time, and I don’t remember how I was reminded of it, but it was brought to my attention at one point, and I decided to add it to my list. I have to say, that … Continue reading Read: Persepolis (#1)

29 Before 29

It is a new birthday year! While I didn’t get so far with the last one, I am hoping to have more luck with this one! This has been carefully thought out, and a brand new list of wonderful things has been selected to conquer for this year! Are you excited? I know I am! Alright, the list for 29 Before 29 is: 1. Fly a kite 2. Take a self-defense class 3. Learn to shoot a gun 4. Read: Capote 5. Read: Go Ask Alice 6. Read: Sophie’s Choice 7. Go to a Wine Tasting 8. Host a Tea … Continue reading 29 Before 29

The End of the List

Well, my birthday is coming, and I have decided to do my review of my 28 Before 28 List. Here is how the year has tallied up! 1. Make a Gourmet Cupcake (completed) 2. Watch: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (completed) 3. Make a Leprechaun Parfait (completed) 4. Buy flowers for my mom (incomplete) 5. Go to the batting cages (completed) 6. Read: One for the Money (completed) 7. Watch: The Green Mile (completed) 8. Color my hair (completed) 9. Learn how to change a flat tire (somewhat completed) 10. Make a wind chime (incomplete) 11. Read: Infinite Jest (incomplete) 12. … Continue reading The End of the List

The Collector (#28)

One of the books to read on my list is The Collector by John Fowles. Rumor has it -and by rumor I mean actual history– that there were men who murdered women based off of this book. So, when I heard this, I became intrigued. Another friend of mine read it, and felt that he really understood the reasoning behind it. It’s been on my list for a while, but I never really got around to it. Well, this year, it made it to the list! It was a quick read, I want to say it only took about 3 … Continue reading The Collector (#28)

Fifty Shades Darker (#15)

*WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS MY OPINION, AND MY OPINION ONLY. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO AGREE OR DISAGREE* **THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS POST. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK, AND WANT TO WAIT TO SEE HOW THE STORY UNFOLDS – TURN AWAY NOW.** ***I REPEAT, THERE ARE SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK*** Okay, now that the formalities are taken care of, we can continue on. I was hesitant to read this series, because everyone was reading it, and it was the biggest discussions of a movie, etc. My girlfriend (Chica) had read the series and … Continue reading Fifty Shades Darker (#15)

One for the Money (#6)

The reason I wanted to read One for the Money was because I heard it was a really great series. I wanted to start something that I could continue to read through. I’ve never really read a series… if at all. I don’t know why. For whatever reason, I couldn’t dedicate myself to reading Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, etc. I’m sure I had a reason then… I just can’t remember it now. Anyway, I heard that the Stephanie Plum series would be a really great, light, and funny read. There’s a whole series of Stephanie Plum books and I … Continue reading One for the Money (#6)

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (#22)

I am a big fan of David Sedaris. I will probably continue to read his works as long as he keeps producing them. For others, he might not be their cup of tea, and that’s just fine too. His new release, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, was on my list. Of course! I really did enjoy this read. The way he writes, and the topics he chooses make me feel like I’m his friend and he’s emailing me stories. memories, experiences, etc. The book is a book of essays, so there’s no real connection between any of the stories. Feel … Continue reading Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (#22)

Read a Biography (#11)

As part of my list (that seems to be taking forever to complete haha) was to read a biography. The reason this made the list was simple: I’ve never done it before. I’ve always been weary of them because I never thought they would be interesting. I mean, MY life isn’t all that interesting, why would someone else’s be? Turn’s out… they actually are! I chose to read Dick Van Dyke’s My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business. I must say, I definitely want to go back and re-watch all the episodes from The Dick Van Dyke Show … Continue reading Read a Biography (#11)

The Great Gatsby Movie (#25)

Special number 25 on my list was chosen because┬áThe Great Gatsby is my favorite book and I was very excited and anxious to see how it would turn out. As much as I wanted to hate it – I loved it. I thought it was so beautiful… mainly because I think the story is. I think it has such great meaning, description, symbolism, etc. It’s an all-around great story. I think that everyone has their favorite, and this just happens to be mine. So, back to the movie. I think Leo did a great job as Gatsby and, surprisingly enough, … Continue reading The Great Gatsby Movie (#25)