Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mega Post

My story:
Sorry I have been AWOL lately. I worked Sunday night and it was AWFUL. In fact, one of the doctor's asked me before I left if I was okay to drive home. Turns out, I wasn't. Monday morning on my way home from work, I got in a car accident. It was the perfect way to top my horribly awful night. Needless to say, I have been really busy getting the car to shop, taking care of insurance, etc... So to make up for my absence, I am posting a mega post to incorporate all the entries I would have posted since Sunday.
Recent Books I have purchased:

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey
dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in
town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world
The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
The Wild Things — based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can’t always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

These were both purchased at Horizon books.

Most anticipated:
I have been looking forward to reading both of these. I started The Sky is Everywhere promptly after I purchased it. I plan to read The Wild Things in the very near future.

I also recently purchased this:

The White Stripes are my FAVORITE band. Ever. They recently did a tour up in Canada and documented the whole thing. The end result is an album and DVD that highlights the tour. If you haven't heard Jack White play his guitar live, you simply haven't lived. I will by purchasing the DVD in the future, you know...once I pay my accident bills and whatnot. I highly anticipate it. The album is phenomenal. I lucked out and got this on sale for $10. :)


  1. OMG
    Sick and a car accident?
    I hope you and your care car are ok.

    Re books purchased = Sweet!

    Re award = Why thank you thank you thank you! Such an honor coming from such a beautiful blog :)

  2. PS
    I wish you a quick return to health, a fantastic cool insurance rep, and lots of tea and R&R&R (rest&relax&read).

  3. @Juju
    Thanks hon! I am not actually sick. I work at a hospital and was getting a couple of orders from one of the doctor's regarding a patient. My health is good, just my car is broken! :P

  4. Oh no! I hope you're alright!
    I read The Wild Things last fall and really enjoyed it. I think the most interesting part, for me, was reading Eggers introduction (or afterword, i don't remember where it was, actually). He talks about how the children's story is Sendaks world, the film is Lee's, but he was able to make his own, personal version of the wild things universe for this book.

  5. You did have an awful weekend! :( I'm glad you're OK, even if the car isn't. Take care of yourself! Next time, listen to your body.

    Aww I remember reading an excerpt from the Eggers title in The New Yorker. It was good! Although, I've only seen the fuzzy-cover edition, I suppose they would have had to make a more normal one eventually. ;) I look forward to your review of it!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about the car accident, but am glad that you're okay! Enjoy your new books and good luck with the car repairs.

  7. OMGoodness I hope your ok - so sorry to hear about your car accident that's horrible...

    Congrats on the award though and thank you for giving it to me :) Your soo sweet! (((HUGGLES)))

  8. I was wondering where you were! Well, I'm glad you're not hurt, Lily. :(

  9. @Letter4no1
    I remember your review! It is actually one of the reasons I want to read it! I am ok, btw. Thanks. :)

    I just updated it with the actual copy of the book I got. For a long time, I have only seen the furry ones and the one previously posted. Both are hardcover. The paperback was just released and I snagged myself a copy! Can't wait to read it!

    Thanks sweetie! I indulged in the books as a little pick-me-up. Retail therapy works wonders! :P

    You're welcome hon! Thanks for the kind words! :)

    Thanks hon. :)

  10. oohhh. I hope you are ok from the accident. Geesh what a week!!

    Thank you for the award. You are so sweet!!

  11. I'm just glad the car was the only thing hurt. :) You shouldn't worry, RL comes first, right? It's been Spring Break for the kids this week in Texas so I've been a lot scarce myself. ;)

    Thank you so much for the award. ::blushes:: Sexy Blogger, eh?

  12. @Liz
    Thanks hon. I am doing ok. Congrats on the award! You deserve it! :)

    I hope you are having fun with your kids over spring break! :) You deserve the award, I just love your layout on your blog! :)