Thursday, December 24, 2009

So, This is Christmas

Well, now, blog-o-sphere. I have not forgotten about you. I have just bee pre-occupied with finals and pre-Christmasness. Fear not, however. 2010 will yield a better experience for you from my reknowned blog!

I am gearing up for the ALA Midwinter Conference, which should be fantastic. I got my official nametag and pass; hello professionalism! Also, I am anticipating a good time at the Open Heart talk with Kristin Cashore, Gregory MacGuire and Jo Knowles. I truly love my new world of literature and libraries. Plus the Boston bars ARE pretty great.

So, it is Christmas. I find myself alone for the first time in 8 years. Currently I am blogging, listening to music, pretending to read and cuddling with a puppy next to a space heater. Not exactly a fireplace, but it does the job nonetheless.

I just finished reading Josh Lieb's "I am a Genius of UNSPEAKABLE Evil, and I want to be your CLASS PRESIDENT". Overall it is a highly entertaining read. The snarkiness, the arrogance, the intelligent jokes mixed with middle school humor is delightful and charming. However, and possibly as a result of my recent foray into the world of criticism, I found the premise lacking. Because it is a story based in reality, I wanted explanations for the goings-on of Oliver. Is he really just a loser who has created this far-fetched reality to cope with the miserableness of his existence? Which is what I was tending to think as I was unable to suspend my disbelief and relinquish this idea. However, it will make you laugh and amuse you to no end. So, real evil or pathetic fop, it is worth the read.

Merry Christmas!

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