Tuesday, June 29, 2010

*Abashed face*

Um, so you know how I had a New Year's resolution to read Atlas Shrugged this year? Well, I struggled like 1/6th of the way through it (and it took me 5 months to get that far) and then I kinda sorta gave up. I know, my bad. I'll read it some day. Having the same book on my nightstand for 5 months was really getting on my nerves.

Since admitting defeat in the face of 1,200+ very dense pages, I've been on a total reading binge. Some highlights (and one lowlight):

Such a Pretty Fat - motivated me to do that 30 Day Shred for 2 days. How does that woman make exercising sound fun? I tried it. It's not.

Netherland - made me sad for part of it and also made me miss New York.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - I know everyone says this book only has one joke but I found that one joke pretty amusing. Plus, I just love Pride & Prejudice, so it was like getting to read one of my favs with a little funny bonus thrown in.

The Tipping Point - totally worth it just for all the info about Sesame Street. I didn't watch Sesame Street as a kid (shocking, I know!) and I'm kinda fascinated with it now.

And I "read" the Victoria Beckham book. Shh, don't tell anyone.

Now, I'm reading Bonfire of the Vanities for the first time. It's such an interesting book to read right now. It's also much more of a page turner than I thought it was going to be. I will admit that "Master of the Universe" turns my stomach every time I read it.

Oh, and lest you think I've forgotten that I also made a New Year's resolution that I would be a better blogger, I haven't. Settling into Austin has been much more stressful and time consuming than I thought it would be and I haven't been making the time to blog. Sadly, reality TV and reading that book that shall not be named have taken higher priority. I'm going to try to be better.