GOODREADS.COM. I am newly obsessed with this website, which allows me to catalog everything I've ever read, everything I am currently reading, and everything I want to read. (Friend me!) I star each book I've read, plan on writing short reviews, and date when I read them (I added Sarah Plain & Tall yesterday, which I read in 4th? 5th grade??). I also totally forget books that I want to read when I don't write them down, and now I have a lovely database which tells me which I'd like to read! My "currently reading" list comes with an area to put in what page I'm on and a little comment - which keeps Sean updated on the book he gave me for my birthday! That brings us to...
A GAME OF THRONES. (by George R. R. Martin) Okay, we all know I get kinda nerdy and obsessive about certain things (kittens, comic books) and Sean just totally decided to up the anty with an epic fantasy novel that's 864 pages long and has four equally long sequels. GREAT. But it is! It's so great. As soon as I saw that book it admittedly reminded me of all the sci-fi/fantasy books my father has, and on the phone the other day, he confirmed he'd read the whole series. Ha. The best thing about this book, though, is the writing. It's been a long time since I've read a novel where practically every sentence is crucial and telling shades more than just it's literal sense. Unlike, say, Twilight, where I could skim and still understand what was going on, I can't skip a sentence of A Game of Thrones. Yeah, 864 jam-packed, no-skipping pages. OOF. But, I'm excited to continue and finish it and get on to the next one!
NEW MOON. (by Stephenie Meyer) So, I still liked Twilight, and I do enjoy quick reads - which is why I'm reading the sequel as kind of a little light reading when my brain needs a rest from Game of Thrones. Also, I'd like to thank Katie Brown for this persisting obsession with Edward and the characters of Forks - she messengered me the book at work, complete with a Twilight bookmark and an album she considers to be her own soundtrack to the story. LOVE IT. So, I started reading it last night! Thank you, KB!
DELICIOUS LIBRARY 2. While on a rant about my love for Goodreads.com, I lamented to my friend Rick that there should be such a site for DVDs, so I could catalog my own collection and affix notes/reviews and mark which ones were being borrowed. Not five minutes later I got an email to download the Delicious Library 2 application, a belated birthday gift from Rick. The program is AWESOME. It has little virtual shelves for all my DVDs (and others for books, video games, toys, CLOTHES too!), which I can star, order in a certain way (like by genre!), mark if it's being borrowed and by whom, and THE BEST PART: I can scan in all the DVDs VIA MY WEBCAM. UPC BARCODE STYLE. YEAH. Your mind is blown isn't it? I scanned in our entire collection this past weekend, and I'm not lying when I say that Jesse and Erica had a lot of fun watching me do it. It's $40, but it's so worth it when you have a library of DVDs (and/or books, video games, etc.) - download it here! Thank you Rick!!!
COMMENT REDESIGN. (Nerd. Alert.) Okay, blogger/blogspot is one of the most archaic blogging platforms around (it's like Tumblr's Civil War-era Great- Great- Grandfather) and there was always two choices of leaving a comment - with a pop-up window (me) and by going to a whole other "comment" page without the actual post. And NOW there's an option to have the comment box embedded below the post! So, you don't have a pop-up window and you don't have to go to a whole other page. YES. I really geeked out about this when it magically happened on somebody else's blogspot.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3. By now you should know I love teen stuff. Erica, Kells, and I have been fans of the HSM series for a while now. Which is why we had to go see this theater-released sequel together on Monday night. Let me just tell you, it's the best one. It's full of up-close Efron goodness (there's def something sexy about a guy who can dance). It's SO CHEESE, but kind of like delicious cheese you can't get enough of. And it's a musical! I love musicals, always have. From Grease to West Side Story to Phantom of the Opera to Moulin Rouge (my personal favourite), I love musicals and their soundtracks. Sometimes I just need to take in an all-teen, all-fun, nothing-depressing-here, full-of-songs musical. What can I say? I love it and we completely, totally, and without a doubt geeked out. I kinda wanna see it again, just sayin'. I have no shame!
SEVENTEEN AGAIN. This kid is doing something right! Zac Efron's latest movie is basically a Freaky Friday-ish rehash that costars Matthew Perry (aka Ms. Chanandler Bong). I'm obviously going to see it when it comes out next year, and the trailer ALSO stars a certain song by a certain Fianz's band - "This is For Real" by Motion City Soundtrack. YES!
There you have it! My current dig-o-digs! Friend me on Goodreads, tell me I'm a giant NERD, admit Efron is a damn good-looking bloke, and try out 'em comments. HA. Jk. You don't have to do any of that. Kinda.
[PS Jesse overnighted some costumes for us. Pictures ensue tomorrow...mwahahaha!]