Jan 29, 2013

The Fault In Our Stars

I should really be studying, but look at what I'm doing! I'm reading John Green's books, and so far, this made me cry. Its the best one for me yet. I love Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace. This is a nice book. Have your kids read it please.

My favorite quote from the book:
“I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this: There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbound set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Walters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful”

Jan 21, 2013

Looking for Alaska

My sister who is turning 21 this year and a senior college student is a late bloomer when it comes to reading. When she was in high school and elementary, as far as I know, she has only read a handful of books.  She only maybe read 2 of my 7 Harry Potter books.  But since she is studying to be a journalist and she discovered that for one to be a great writer, she must read and read and read, she now reads anything, and everything (okay, mostly young adults and a spattering of classics).  So, when I ask her what she is reading, she would tell me try to read Divergent and I loved it.  So when I took a break from reading Fountainhead as its small font is making my head pound, she told me to look for John Greens book.  And i just finished Looking for Alaska last night. As a parent of a 14-year old boy,  I would recommend this book to him.  If only my son would discover the joy of reading! But that's another story.  Yes, it involves underage drinking, smoking and and sex, but I am confident enough that my son would understand that the book is not preaching that its okay to do all that.  He gets all those preaching from me all the time.  What I want him to understand is  that life happens and well, he better be a good person.  Okay, if my son will read, I will probably edit some parts, but very few, ha ha ha.

Jan 18, 2013

My Next Tattoo

After my first tattoo, I am thinking of getting my next one. I am very partial to these designs of 3 birds in flight but I have not yet decided whether to get it on my wrist, my shoulder blades or my upper back shoulder.  I got the idea after reading Divergent, but I think it is also apt for me because my 3 kids are now poised to fly.
 This is nice, but I don't think I would like to have any more text, just the birds.
What do you think?

Jan 17, 2013

Atlas Shrugged


After reading Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, I cant help but look for her other books.  My office mate, the same one who made me read the first book, swears that this is her all time favorite book, and I MUST read it. I love the first chapter and I cant seem to put it down too, same with The Fountainhead.  I am so inlov with Howard Roark right now and forever.  Unfortunately, I have to work, blog, do Mommy chores and live, ha ha ha, otherwise this book would be done in a day.

Anyway, I will just let you know about it soon. Or maybe not.  "Who is John Galt.?" 

Jan 8, 2013

Happy New Year!


Me in my blue shirt, enjoying the new year festivities! And this blogger still got her fingers :) Happy New Year!

Jan 4, 2013

Fountainhead!!!

Yes, there really should be exclamation points to the title because I cant imagine why I am only reading this book now! I think my office mate already tried to make me read it, as well as Atlas Shrugged, but I refused because I thought it was preachy.  For lack of something to read this week,  I asked her for a book and it was the only one on her desk.  And now, I cant put it down, even while my head is pounding due to headache (due to colds!).  And when I should be sleeping, I am reading! But  I don't this will be a waste of time because I am already in love with Howard Roark!

Bye now, as I need to read some more!