Thursday, July 9, 2009

Because I Hear Blogs Books Are Better With Pictures

So I've been setting some goals for myself lately. I guess you could say I'm doing this because I'm amazing and always forward-looking. But if you did, you'd be wrong. It's probably more because I'm a bit spacey and forgetful and somewhat unfocused. I mean, I do things like walk into a room and instantly forget why I'm there pretty much every five minutes, so I guess it's kind of like living with Dory the fish from Finding Nemo, and yeah, maybe I should get that looked at. Or like the other day, when I went to the grocery store and LOST MY LIST after I'd checked off only 3 of the 516 items I needed. Then came the schmanxiety.

But right, goals.

One of those has been to read more. You know, being a teacher and all. Blah blah. In the past year I'd done a butt-ton of studying for this ridiculous exam I had to take for my MASTER degree and I remembered the name of about 3 or 4 of those books. So I checked them out from the library, hoping I'd gotten the titles right and they were actually fiction and not some shit on Quantum Physics. Because I am not THAT kind of MASTER.

I'm pretty sure I got the titles right. But I was still dismayed. Because most of the books look like this:

And I guess I was dismayed because I was subconsciously (okay, actively praying) thinking they'd look something like this:

But with a little help, I tweaked things a bit:

I'll just dig out my Rainbow Brite bookmark and get started. Orrr, I 'll go with the book that actually has a picture on the cover:

This one looks badass enough that it doesn't even need a freaking unicorn. Though, maybe a rainbow.

Any other good books I should be reading? (Other than the Holy Bible, please. I realize I need saving. Baby steps, kids. I'm not ready to Cornify THAT piece.)


  1. I recommend Morgan Morning. It might be right about your speed.

  2. I cannot help you, I need help with books myself.

  3. You'd make an awesome Dory with your mad photoshopping skills, yo!

  4. read the same books Sarah Palin does.

  5. TIM: I'm pretty sure I've covered all the books with unicorns on the cover, but thanks.

    Mr. C: You don't need help; you just need rainbows.

    Sally-Sal: Aw, shucks. Though, now that I think about it, I'm not sure that was a compliment.

    Cortico: I'm almost certain this one's not a compliment.

    In case you've all forgotten, I am actually SUPER SMART. Geeze. Throw around a coupl'a unicorns and they rip your "smart on paper" away.

  6. Read 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy because that's the only book I'm ever going to recommend until everyone has read it. Ever. No Unicorns...but it does have cannibals. Same thing.

  7. Kurt: I must be smart because I have read that one. It made laugh! And cry! Okay, mostly just crying. Also, nightmares. But seriously, it was an awesome book. All you other punks reading this better get on the bandwagon if you want to be cool like me! I mean, Kurt.

  8. you said a butt-ton. an award is coming your way. i can feel it.

  9. Forget about what you need- I had no idea that there were sweet Rainbow Brite books in print!

    Oh, happy day, I am off to the bookstore!

    I'm pretty sure that was complete blasphemy, though. But who cares? That sunshine looks happy as shit.


    I'm a fan of Paulo Coelho. Two of my favorites: 'The Alchemist' and 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept'.

  11. I totally have that Rainbow Brite book and five others just like it.

    I also have Rose Petal Place books! Do you remember that chick...? Nobody ever does.

  12. I think you should read the new Janet Evanovich book and even though I can't really spell her name and can't remember the name of the book other than something about 15 I know that it is good. I suggest you start with 1 for the Money though as that is the first one and the others don't make sense without it.

    You are welcome.

  13. The best books I've read in the last 6 months:
    Olive Kitteridge
    Everything is Illuminated
    The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

    I like lists.
    And, Damn, I love me some Rainbow Brite!

  14. ZOMG!! You should, like, totaly, read Twilight and then we could totally blog about it and be like "HOLY SHIZ MAN SPARKLING VAMPIRES MAKE MY PANTIES SMELL FUNNY" and then, you know, blog about it and start a book club and be even more blogging best friends and it'd be really funny and we'd roll in glue and then roll in sparkles and go around biting people and being all emotive and sullen.

    Best day ever? Or Trodo's High Right Now? (Pretty sure it's option A)

  15. You should check out the next book in that series "Rainbow Brite Does Dallas"

    ... oh ... wait ... that might be a film actually ...

  16. You know, you ask for book recommendations, and then you bitch about them when someone gives you one. Jesus, you're such a woman.

  17. You know, you ask for book recommendations, and then you bitch about them when someone gives you one. Jesus, you're such a woman.