Saturday, December 27, 2008

Old Books

Going through my old things has turned into some kind of strange, subtle torture punctuated by moments of lightness and bold indicators of the evolution of my character, sexuality and personality. Apparently, I feel the need to deal with this by turning it into some form of entertainment. I didn't end up making it into Germany this afternoon; on the agenda for today was childhood books-and making an Apple-Raspberry Pie which turned out marvelously. I felt a little like Ned in Pushing Daisies.

A few highlights or lowlights of the book fest depending on how you take it:

A selection of Misty of Chincoteague novels by Marguerite Henry from my lengthy "horse phase."

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley-one of my favorites from times past, again with the horse thing.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, a book I remember quite fondly-not so much the 2002 movie, however.

The Complete Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead which is still some good semi-historical fiction tracing the lives of Taliesin, Merlin and Arthur.

Aaaand, Help!: I'm Trapped in My Gym Teacher's Body! by Todd Strasser. An interesting concept-kind of kinky. I liked this book as an adolescent. This explains alot of things.

Please wrest me back to the present now.


Ryan said...

1) You have been a posting maniac lately, and I love it.

2) I too was *horribly* disappointed by the film version of Tuck Everlasting. I read the book when I was a kid and - ever the Gilmore Girls fan - was excited that it starred Alexis Bledel. My friends who saw it before me all raved about how powerful it was.

I saw it and afterward was like -- hmm....okay...I suppose this was admittedly before Bledel learned how to act :)

Ian said...

Thanks. My dad told me I didn't "need" to bring my laptop and that I could use the home computer for email. I was, no thanks, I'll be bringing my computer!