Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yay for us!

Getting engaged seems to be relatively easy. Although finding the right person helps too.

Before Cathy gets the chance - we're engaged. It's an amazing feeling.

Now for the countdown to the day and the stress that comes with being Assistant Coordinator in this.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I seem to have read a few books this year

I may have mentioned that I read a lot. Apparently I read quickly too. I figured I'd test this out and see how fast I could read 2 books. Of course at the same time.

Fortunately Cathy brought home 2 interesting books last tuesday.

Making Money - Terry Pratchett
Stranger in a strange land - Robert A. Heinlein

Two very different books and seemed to be acceptable to my speed trial. I finished "Making Money" on Tuesday night and have less than 100 pages on "Stranger in a strange land". So I'm guessing I'll finish that by the weekend.

I've never considered myself to be a fast reader, but to finish almost 2 books in just over a week is apparently fast (light speed if one of my friend's opinions is correct - although he only "reads" from "books-on-CD" these days).

So, I guess a question is in order - how fast do you read? And like me, do you read more than 1 book at a time? (I've had a maximum of 4 books on the go once, that was a little confusing!).

Monday, March 02, 2009

2 more to the list

I just finished reading 2 books (yes, I do that - read a few at once, I get bored).

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Both are very interesting books, I guess dealing with the struggles of life and how to live. I must admit I did enjoy Life of Pi more than American Psycho, but I suspect I was always going to enjoy it.

Surprisingly I also enjoyed the movie American Psycho and have suggested to a number of people that the movie and book actually compliment each other, to me this is a miracle and the indication of serious talent.