Monday, October 27, 2008

Abandon Thought and Let the Dream Descend...

Actually don't. I'd suggest using your mind.
I had something incredibly deep and profound for you earlier
But since drinking quite a bit of pepsi, my brain cells are bouncing around
at an unusual rate and I've lost all that once rested upstairs.
Not good, since I've a creation studies test to study for.

Books I've read lately:

Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South, by Ann Rinaldi:
"No," I said dismally, "the war just brought it all to a head. I think none of us know who we really are."

Good stuff.

Jack's Life by Douglas Gresham
This book is written by C.S. Lewis's stepson. Quite a great deal of insight. Narration is really down to earth. I recommend it to anyone who's interested in C.S. Lewis. I now have a much better understanding of Jack's life, with which I can better nderstand his writings. Plus it's encouraging. And it's short. Good read :)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I didn't think this book would be good. I was kind of disgusted by how pessimistic and hopeless it seemed to be at first. But, it gets better. Still, I feel a little uncomfortable about how bleak it is. Redeems itself to some extent though.

Forbidden Doors by Bill Myers
First in a series of Christian books for young adults. Short reads. Pretty good. Looking forward to getting a hold of the rest of the series once other Children's Lit students are done reading them.

Right now I'm reading C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet

That's some good stuff for you :) I'm going to go do my homework. Or attempt.

God Speed to you and yours

Monday, October 20, 2008

Here fishy fishy fishy :)

I'm a bad kid. I skipped Creation Studies. I'm a very bad kid.
Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do though.

So tonight at around 6:45, Brittany and Lauran and I are going to adopt a new family member. That's right. We're fish shopping. We decided to just bite the bullet and buy one. I'm really excited about having someone to talk to (Yes, I am sick in the head).

Also, the Star Wars marathon comes to a conclusion tonight with "Return of the Jedi." I wore my star wars shirt today for celebration purposes.

Did you know that Marc Ecko released a line of Star Wars Shirts? Pretty sweet, I know. He knows what good is. I used to wear an Ecko[Red] shirt with a rhino on it and John Watts started calling me a Rhino. I was in eigth grade. It shattered my self image. Just kidding.

Anyway, off to criticize some literature.

God Speed.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bad Books and Deep Dreams

And Abundant Allileration, apparently. *har har* This may be a post on the short side due to my roommate's eagerness to continue watching "The Empire Strikes Back." But I'm proud of her. Oh, another nerd is in the making.

I was reading my book for Children's lit today and stumbled across a title that sounded familiar. It was Tenderness by Robert Cormier. I remember checking that book out of the library in high school on a "let's read a lot of books" campaign because it had a cool looking cover. It was hardcover and completely black with the title: Tenderness glowing bright blue across the front. I was drawn in like a moth to a bug zapper. And that was about all the good it did me too.

No offense, Robert...but that was disgusting. I looked it up on Amazon and read a portion of it really quick to see if it was indeed, the book that had freaked me out in high school.

It was. And I still think it's disgusting. Man. So it didn't surprise me when I looked up what else Robert has written and found another book that made me shake my head in disdain in high school: I am the Cheese. Yeah, that was an all time low for me.

I know some of these authors are shooting for realism. But, I'll take good morals and a happy ending anyday over those books. man alive. Psychotic main characters and questionable material is not what the youth of America needs.

First of all, we all obviously need Jesus. And second of all - it's like what Samwise Gamgee said: "There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth writing about." I think that's what he said. If not, it should be.

Also...there is a desire in me that's been growing quite steadily throughout the hours of today. I really want a fish. I mean, badly.

That is all. Continue with your lives.