Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous that works well for my scattered mind.
- Happy Valentine’s Day! (Or, if you boycott this particular holiday, happy Friday!)
- My husband and I went out for an early Valentine’s dinner last night. It was my first time trying “real” sushi (nigirizushi? I think that’s what I had?), and I have to say, I’m not a fan. I was smart enough to order it alongside a fabulous beef teriyaki, so I had something I knew I’d enjoy. But I got an assortment of fish and didn’t much care for any of them. I do, however, like the rolls (makizushi?) that I’ve tried, so I’ll have to branch out with those a bit more.
- Like I mentioned last week, I’m keeping up with the Olympics far more than I have in years past. I’ve been watching figure skating more than anything else. I like watching the routines, but the grading is frustrating. For me, I care more about the music, the choreography, the overall style and presentation, and less about how technical the various jumps and spins and whatnot are. So a lot of times, my favorites are nowhere near medal contention, and the routines that are stronger technically just don’t have the same magic… at least not for the uninitiated (or at least not for me).
- I’ve also been trying to catch at least a bit of all the other events. Apparently, I’m much more interested in things like freestyle skiing and snowboarding than the race-type events like speed skating, luge, or cross-country skiing. (Downhill is one of the few events I haven’t had a chance to watch yet… I imagine it’s closer to the second group than the first.) And yet, like figure skating, those freestyle events are so hard to judge when I have no sense of what’s good, what’s really good, and what’s amazing; it’s all amazing to me! I’m trying to just enjoy watching the events without worrying so much about who wins. It’s harder than you might think.
- One Book Riot writer thinks J.K. Rowling did make a mistake, but it wasn’t the Ron-Hermione pairing. This is just one of many reactions to J.K. Rowling’s comments that maybe Hermione shouldn’t have ended up with Ron. Personally, I just like to pretend the epilogue doesn’t exist. “All was well” was a nice touch, but the rest of it never worked for me.
- I guess I can share my “secret” news from a few weeks ago… I’m a judge for my local library’s Tournament of Books! I’m reading the first of my two starting books now, and I’ll finish and move onto the second sometime this weekend. Once I decide on a winner (so much pressure!) I’ll swap books with a fellow judge and move on to the next round of the bracket. The whole thing should be really fun.
Share some of your randomness this week!