Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Beginning of the Project(s)

I am having a lot of trouble starting this blog in a nice and eloquent and creative way, but after sitting here staring at the screen and eating half a bag of veggie crisps for like 15 minutes, I'm finally putting my foot down.

This blog is for:
- uploading pictures of my life in Old Chatham and my various traveling adventures
- writing practice

- keeping everyone updated on my life
- projects that you can help me with (see below)
- feminist commentary on world events

- lists
- and probably a lot more.

Without further ado, here is a description of my first project.
PROJECT #1 - Operation: Read A Zillion Books

How it works - I am going to read a zillion books. (maybe not a zillion, but a lot.) And my list of books is going to be made by YOU, my friends. How, you ask? Well, all you do is leave a comment on this post telling what your favorite book is (or maybe two) and then I will try to find it and read it. OR you have the option of sending the books to me. Soooo easy!

Upcoming Projects
Operation: Watch a Zillion Movies

Operation: Learn to Cook
Operation: Send Letters
Operation: Make a Zillion Mix CDs

and of course, PROJECT #0 - Operation: Photos of my House!
(These are photos of the lower floor; the top floor is still being fixed up and decorated, etc, so photos of that will come later!)

breakfast room

dining room

living room

I MISS YOU ALL! More soon, promise!


Meg said...

Two books I think are ALWAYS worth their time:
- Lolita by Nabokov. I may have recommended this to you before, but it is seriously one of the best books I've ever read. Disturbing, yes. Worth it? I think so.

- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. It's long and I found it a little hard to get into at first, but then AMAZING. The writing is great, the story is interesting, and it combines a bunch of things I love: comic books, history, Jewish immigration, and "bromance." I mean... maybe not so much "bromance" as "deep and meaningful connections between male characters that transcend those of romantic relationships." know...bromance.


yourkhakis14 said...

i wish i had time to do this zillion books thing.

in case you haven't already read it: one hundred years of solitude

and one you probably haven't heard of, that really touched me: in my hands (
<3 lindsey

elleira said...


"The Razor's Edge" by W. Somerset Maugham

"Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn

"Be Here Now" by baba ram dass

........... I might have more suggestions later.


Jen said...

I've been trying to read through joan didion right now.
I'm almost done with Year of Magical thinking and then will be moving on to Play it as it Lays and a collection of her short non fiction.
I dont remember if you've read her before or not, but I think you'd def be down with her writing style.

more to come.
- jen

Stephanie said...

I've been going through a nonfiction phase, so:

1) Cradle to Cradle (McDonough) - changed my life.

2) The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Jane Jacobs) - pretty dense but worth it, i recommend reading part one and part three and skipping the rest.

PS i'm jealous of your life.

Camille said...

my all time faves (besides HP, of course) are...

the girls' guide to hunting and fishing by melissa bank


summer sisters by judy blume

have you read either of those?


andi said...

i just read 100 years of solitude and it was a bit over my head but absolutely beautiful..

also i really really liked the poisonwood bible and the way she narrated all of the different viewpoints of the different women.

and also i think we're going to read "the color purple" for fife book club this semester :)

Mary said...

Book suggestions:

1) (my favorite) The Time Travelers Wife

2) Virtually anything by Jodi Picoult--I thought My Sister's Keeper and The Pact were phenomenal

ps- I love mixed cds! you send one to me, I send one to you??