Friday, June 19, 2009

Preparing for Infinite Summer

I have only 2 more days until I start my summer long journey known as Infinite Summer. I have read this article and I believe that I have done everything possible to be prepared.

1. I have brushed up on Hamlet and made of list of characters and the roles they played in the story. (I’m not completely sure why this was necessary, but I have heard that it is.)

2. I have a brand new notebook that will be dedicated to Infinite Jest notes and any thoughts I have while reading the book.

3. I’ve finished all books that I was reading and haven’t bought any new books that might distract me from my mission.

I AM READY!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Reading



If you know me at all, you know that I like to read. A lot. I am always looking for suggestions on good books to read. So, it is no surprise that I was intrigued when I heard about http://infinitesummer.org/

If you have not heard about this, it is basically a group of people who are spending their summer re-reading (or in my case, reading for the first time) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. We will be able to discuss the book in the forums as we go along, which I think will be great.

Now, I should probably mention that I had never heard of this book before this, nor had I read anything else by David Foster Wallace. I am actually I little nervous. What if I do not like it or understand it? I mean, when I went to Borders to buy the book my first reaction when I saw it was, “This thing is HUGE!” It is a little intimidating, but I am strangely excited about at the same time.

I was thinking I might post a blog once a week, just to talk about how I am doing with the book and what I think of it. If you are interested in this project you can visit http://infinitesummer.org/ and check it out.

We officially begin reading on this Sunday, June 21. (I am desperately trying to hold out until then to start.)

Well, that is all I have for now, but I will keep you posted.

Jenn

Friday, June 5, 2009

A middle of the night, can't sleep blog!!

It's been a while, and I'm sorry, but I am here now. It is amazing how fast time flies by, and all of a sudden I realize it has been a month since I have blogged.

What I've been doing:

1. Reading - This is pretty much a constant. I really do not see this changing.

2. Enjoying the nice weather at the lake. Usually I read while I am there.

3. Went to a Royals game with my dad. We lost horribly, it wasn't even close. The White Sox did amazing though.

4. Went to the zoo with Albert. It was a lot of fun just hanging out and I think I got some good pictures.

5. Nicole was nice enough to let me try her Sims 3 game on my computer and.....IT WORKED!! I wasn't sure that it would because I have a crappy graphics card in my laptop, but it works fine. We went out that day and I bought the game for myself and I have pretty much been playing it non-stop the last 3 days.

Anyways, that is about it. I'll get back to my game now.