Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous that works well for my scattered mind.
- Mini-Bloggiesta is this weekend. I didn’t even sign up because I never get much done on weekends (though I might crash the Twitter chat if I can), but after seeing everyone else’s progress, I might try to carry some of that momentum into next week. At the very least, I know my Review Index needs updating.
- I was kind of torn on this week’s TTT topic. I don’t do them unless I’m really excited about the topic or feel like I can really contribute something. Other types of stories is a great topic… but I tend not to get into really obscure stuff, so most of my list would be stuff you already know, and as I read through other people’s lists and saw most of my favorites popping up again and again, I knew I made the right call in sitting this one out.
- That said, I can’t gush enough about Parks and Recreation. I only got into it within the last year, and I’ve already watched through the whole series twice. I remember that any time I’d start watching and getting into a new show, my mom would always ask, “But is it better than Friends?” (which my entire family watched fanatically… leading to an epic Apples to Apples moment that paired “Neat” with “Bruce Willis”). How I Met Your Mother was a close contender. Parks and Recreation blows them both away.
- Speaking of TV and movies, I watched Sex and the City 2 a few weeks ago. I’d heard nothing but awful things, even from people who’d liked the series, but… I don’t know. Maybe it was my super low expectations, but I really didn’t think it was that bad. Unnecessary and ridiculous, for sure… but moderately entertaining, and not as terrible as I’d been led to believe.
- I don’t even read romance novels, but I’ve read my fair share of these terrible euphemisms just in the obligatory romantic subplot every novel seems to have these days. They’re not sexy. They’re ridiculous. Stop it.
- I’ve been reading a large print book all week, and it’s going much more slowly than I’d expected. Is it just the fact that it’s more pages, and therefore somehow more daunting? Am I fooling myself into thinking I’m reading more than I am? If I had the regular version, would I have finished it in three or four days instead of taking five?
- As sad as I am that our goslings aren’t cute and fuzzy anymore, it is pretty funny seeing what are essentially full-grown geese (a little smaller than mom and dad, but otherwise identical) still pecking around in the grass, oblivious to everything but food, acting like they’re still the babies.
Share some of your randomness this week!