Hello! Just a few oddball tidbits to share on my book journey through life…
NOTICE notice |ˈnōtis|noun
1 attention; observation : their silence did not escape my notice | it has come to our notice that you have been missing
2 notification or warning of something, esp. to allow preparations to be made: interest rates are subject to fluctuation without notice. • a formal declaration of one’s intention to end an agreement, typically one concerning employment or tenancy, at a specified time : she handed in her notice.
3 a displayed sheet or placard giving news or information : the jobs were advertised in a notice posted in the common room. • a small advertisement or announcement in a newspaper or magazine : anobituary notice. • (usu. notices) a short published review or comment about a new film, play, or book : she had good notices in her first film.
Jousting with Joyce and I have never had a jousting lesson. Honestly, I’m getting this feeling that I’ve been thrown into a pool and only then realized I don’t know how to swim. That I’ve signed up to run a marathon and have yet to first see if I can run one mile, let alone 26. That I haven’t read the Odyssey and it might be a wee bit helpful. That I am not ready for Ulysses at this time.
Here’s the latest sentence I read which is page 61 out of 2548 of my iBook version:
Buck Mulligan at once put on a blithe broadly smiling face.
blithe |blīð; blīθ|adjective – showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper : a blithe disregard for the rules of the road.• happy or joyous : a blithe seaside comedy.
Although these next words are some of my least favorite to ever have been strung together: I-AM-TOO-BUSY! I’m about to go on a trip, I have annoying accounting to do before I can submit my tax crap to the Tax Lady, my husband has challenged me to pull a few hundred (*cough*) dollars out of the budget OR GET A REAL JOB (*sigh*), my house needs to be cleaned, I’m behind on my goal to read 100 books (I know, I know), and of course, we had a Super Bowl party. That’s over but it still distracted me all weekend and again, did I not say that my house needs to be cleaned? Yes, yes I did.
So, instead… I read Sarah Allen Addison’s DELIGHTFUL Sugar Queen and I don’t know if the refreshing charming sweetness of this lovely little lovely book was just that much more palatable than Ulysses, but they didn’t compare in enjoyment level.
I also watched The Social Network and thought the movie made Zuckerberg look much more like an asshole than the book did. Just sayin’. I know I mentioned that The Accidental Billionaires book might have a skewed representation of the whole startup-of-Facebook thing, but I didn’t know I would have to defend the author in his writing it anyway without having interviewed the keyest of the key guys. But I do. I think he did a fair job of it; especially now that I’ve seen the movie (which has more of the lawsuit deposition/trial stuff).
I don’t know if I will write a review of Sugar Queen anytime soon. Perhaps I will go UNPLUGGED instead. But do know (Softdrink, I’m looking at you! 🙂 ) that I am ONLY taking Ulysses and Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists in eReader format with me on my vacation.
OK, thank you. Carry on.
Oh, and tomorrow is Book Journey Sheila‘s birthday, FYI. 🙂
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