Monday, June 28, 2010

Getting Smarts

I have had this blog title since April, seeing it as a quaint little project as a post graduate while I searched for jobs and/or grad schools.

Apparently I procrastinate just as much in school as out of it, and it isn't as though I have been exceedingly busy. I fill my time with reading books the way some people fast you wonder if they have even tasted their meal, or gotten it in thir mouth, judging by Pollack like splattering of crumbs on their chins and laps. I, likewise, devour books, and then add them to the stacks around my book case. My library hasn't been containted to my book case since I got it in fifth grade. Despite all these book I read, I don't feel very very smart (lets not even talk about the fact that I still feel this way after four years of college)

About three weeks ago this same idea hit me, that Iw as dumb and all, so I went into Borders (gag, and don't tell my family, who shops exclusively at amazon for everything...we'll get there later). ANyway, I went into Borders and did some browsing for intellectual stimuli so I could get smart. I browsed...passing by the romantic comedy books and mystery/suspense new releases, nothing new was up to par. I ended up leaving with Ovid's Metamorphosis and some of his erotic poems, some softcore classical porn that causd my mom to raise her eyebrows at...needless to say I actually can't find them now, and she is the prime suspect, ever the prude. So I have a few books like this that I consider projects...Ovid of course, Harry Potterand the Half-Blood Prince in spanish (Harry Potter y el misterio del principe). I put in some of the books I have read in the past month that are worth mentioning...

Extremelly Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
The Italian Lover, Robert Hellenga
The Blood of Flowers, Anita Amirrezvani
The Thin Place, Kathryn Davis
A Heartbraking Work of Staggering Genius, Eggers
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
March, Geraldine Brooks

Peace and pickles