Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In other news...

Since Twilight, I've become somewhat of a book nerd which is why I haven't been keeping up with blogging or anything else for that matter. TJ's been getting a bit irritated with me at times because I would refuse to go places with him. Sometimes, I just don't care to go anywhere or do much of anything else besides reading. I've read a couple more vampire books after the Twilight Saga and then started to just read anything else that someone would recommend. So far, I have read:
The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Of course, I only started to read it because it was by Stephanie Meyer... Unfortunately, there were no werewolves or vampires, but I still enjoyed reading it. It was different and I love stories like that.


Push by Sapphire... Weird but sad. I get really irritated reading books with misspelled words and this book was one of those books. I understood that the girl narrating the book was uneducated but I was still a bit irritated. All in all, it was a pretty easy read.


Animal Farm by George Orwell. Pretty good. TJ recommended the read for me. I was okay with the book but in some ways, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I read 1984 by Orwell last semester because I had to for a class. The whole concept of Big Brother and government control isn't something I care to think about which is probable why both books for me were just... OK.










The House of Night Series. I've read all five books already and they were pretty interesting. The sixth book titled "Tempted" is coming out in the end of October so that's something to look forward to. In all honesty, I believe the books were just a knock off of the Twilight Saga, but I didn't care. I read the Twilight books three times now.... lets just say, the House of Night Series was just a way for me to stay in the crazy sci-fi world of vampires while waiting for the Twilight Saga: New Moon movie.....lol....





East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Great book. Although, I must admit that getting through the first couple of pages was pretty hard for me. I have never seen the Salinas Valley nor cared about the plants and history of the place. After getting past the descriptive beauty of a place in California that I've never seen, I began to get into it. I don't know, maybe I was just hatin on the fact that the part of California that I live in was nothing compared to the parts of California that Steinbeck was referring to.



Currently, I am spending my time reading Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. It is just a random book on the bookshelf at Valley. I recognized the author's name which is the only reason I grabbed it. She wrote Namesake a few years ago. I liked the book... didn't care for the movie.




Geesh... I didn't realize how many books I've read in a little over two months. I would have to say that its the most I've read in all my life combined....lol... Anyhow, if anyone else has any additional recommendations, please feel free to let me know. I am currently looking for my next book to read.

I felt old....

About two weeks ago, our bishop tells our youth during mutual (on Wednesday) that he wanted us to come up with a dance number for the stake talent show.... which of course was on that Saturday... Considering that fact that it was so late in the week, I decided to tell the kids to do whatever they wanted for the 15 minute time limit that we were given. They could choose to either sing, dance, act out a play, or do a modern dance routine since they were so tired of doing traditional dances. However, if they were going to do a modern dance routine, I gave them 1 limitation. I said, "If you guys are going to dance, I do not want to see anyone up there doing the 'stinky leg.'" Of course when I said that, the entire youth starts to laugh while the other leaders and I look at each other trying to figure out what was so funny. Apparently, the reason they were laughing was because I fobbed. The name of the dance is 'STANKY LEG' with an 'A' instead of 'stinky leg' with an 'I'. I can't begin to explain how embarrased I was. Usually when I make a fob, I just laugh it off... I think the reason why I felt different this time around was because I did an "old people" fob... The kind of fob parents make when they try to speak teenager... In that moment, I remembered all the times I sat there as a youth and laughed at my mom's english. I guess the saying is true.... What goes around, comes around.... time to come to terms with the fact that I'm just not down with the slang....lol... Oh well, atleast I'm still a princess :P