Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My five favorite books of 2013 so far

I've finished 26 books in 2013. I'm on pace to finish 62 by the end of the year. Here are my favorite five so far, in alphabetical order by author.

Shadow Train by John Ashbery

I finally found this one at the Strand. It's one of the few books of his that I didn't have. Every poem has four stanzas with four lines each.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

I found this one at a really cool and messy store in Chicago.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

This is the first book about baseball I've read in a long time, probably since I was a kid. It also involved Herman Melville and references to Moby-Dick, which is why I'm now reading Moby-Dick (which will probably end up being my #1 book this year).

The Enchantment of Lily Dahl by Siri Hustvedt

Very suspenseful, vivid, and mysterious.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

I didn't expect to like this because it's such a bestseller, so this was a nice surprise. It made me think about wanting to get into hiking. Not necessarily the same trail, but maybe the Appalachian Trail, which I've thought about from time to time. Maybe as a long-term life goal. I'd have to learn a lot about the outdoors first. I've never even been camping, or even slept outdoors.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Feb. 13, 1992

Tomorrow is Meg's birthday party. Her birthday was yesterday. She is eight years old. We had some cake and ice cream and opened some presents. I'm going to her party tomorrow. It's at the bowling alley. I think I'm just going bowl. Not with the other little wimpy girls. But at least she didn't invite Holly and Jollegan. I really hate them.

Also tomorrow I'm helping out at the dance with the cub scouts. I don't know what we are going to do there. It doesn't interupt my plans. I don't want to dance anyway.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Feb. 12, 1992

That wallpaper guy still isn't done. I knew he couldn't do it in one day. Yesterday he was supposed to have a helper come with him but the helper didn't come. So we think he will get it done today. We still have the whole kitchen and a little bit more blue to do. Im home now. The wallpaper is all done it looks neat.

I have guitar lessons tonight. I am going to start on cords. I was just practicing upstairs. It's real frustrating when you get something wrong. I don't know if I spelled frustrating right.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Feb. 11, 1992

Our wallpaper is neat! actully it's boring but since it's new it looks neat and it's not all up yet. The kind we have up so far is dark blue with little flowers on it. We're putting something else in the kitchen. I forget how it looks. I have one and a have lines to go and Ill have have a page to go from where I started. But now I'm more than halve way.

Brian is going to borrow Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. I hope he brings something I can borrow from him.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Feb. 10, 1992

Today we're getting new wall paper. (actully we never had any wallpaper). I wonder what it looks like. The guy says he can put it up in one day. I don't think he can. Because there is alot to do.

We have a test about outer space Wednesday. We had a paper to do today it was easy.

I can't think of anything to say today. Today is kind of boring. But I did set my watch yesterday!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 1992

Tomorrow we finally have a basketball game. We haven't had one for three weeks. It told about us in the paper for Wednesday I think. We have practice tonight. I hope we don't lose it on this game. But we are playing an easy team.

I don't think I have any homework today. We have a substitute. And Mrs. Hayden didn't leave us much work. She left a half an hour for every subject.

I hope I get to live to be 38 years old.