Hello little internet world,
So, I have quite possibly decided to blog about reading and life and stuff… In case you couldn’t tell from my previous post ‘Foray Into The Blogosphere.’
At the moment, I’m in the middle of a couple of books.
I’m currently reading Misery by Stephen King. For those who haven’t read it, it is about a famous writer who gets injured in a car crash and is saved by his Number One Fan. Who is a complete and total psycho. Everyone should read the book or watch the movie. Kathy Bates is in it. FYI, this is not for the faint of heart.
So, I’m not very far into it and yet she is already psychotic and making him drink dirty water with his painkillers. However, I’m already encountering some changes with the book and the movie. For instance, the manuscript that he has written in the book is something new and not the final Misery book. I sort of prefer the final Misery book though in the movie.
I’ll let you know how it goes when I finish it.
The other book is Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan. Apparently this is also not for the faint of heart. I don’t know whether this will be scarier than Stephen King or not. I’m reading this one for my Lit Studies: Literature for 0-18 year olds class. All the books we’re reading are quite controversial which brings up the issue of what we should allow children to read. The other books we have read are The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and After The First Death by Robert Cormier. The former starts off with a family being killed and a small child growing up in a graveyard. The latter involves terrorists taking over a bus full of small children. So, what should we allow children to read? Who should decide this? These are the questions that consistently come up throughout the semester. Personally, I believe it is up to the parent. Despite the controversy, these are excellent books. It has been a long time since I have ever read anything from the Children or Young Adult genres and it is refreshing to see that it is not all about vampires and terrible writing.
So, in my next post, I will talk about my favourite Young Adult novels which are quite old but still enjoyable.
How are you all today?
I’m well except I’m kind of failing at typing today. Anyways, this is my first blog post so I’m very excited! I have no idea what to write. It’s kind of like starting a new story in that way; you just start writing and see where it takes you! I rarely plan, especially at the beginning. A plan usually falls into place as I write and then I change it. Okay, there’s my creative process out of the way and I’m not sure why I wrote it. But that’s probably how this blog will turn out. I hope that it may become a bit more focused as time goes on.
As you may have noticed I’ve used the tagline ‘writing and procrastinating’ – well, this blog was created out of procrastination as I’m sure there are many others in a similar situation. This may result in many other posts about procrastinating.
So, I should write about something interesting now. Maybe I should explain why I decided to write a blog. Yes, this is all piloty-beginner-introductory stuff; but it’s important. And I’m not sure if my semicolon use is correct or not.
I’ve always wanted to write a blog. Being a writer, it kind of made me feel obligated to start one. I had a tumblr blog for about a day but now I’ve discovered WordPress which apparently allows for longer posts. It’s also kind of nicer. Anyways, I never knew (and still don’t quite know) what to write a blog about. So, I figure I shall write about awesome things like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, cupcakes, short stories, books I’ve read etc.
Well, with all that out of the way, I’ll write about something exciting now.
Or I’ll save that for another post where I can put my full attention into it.
Anyways, I hope my rambly thoughts haven’t bored you and you may even come back. I’m still learning about WordPress so hopefully I’ll stop being so nooby soon. This blogging thing is kind of fun though. 🙂
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