Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Great Book for Getting Projects Done Around the House

Crash by J. G. Ballard
(Adults Only.  Make that Adult Males Only)

This book is what I like to call a "work-producing" book.  It was so bad that I put off reading it.  I looked for things to do around the house instead of finishing it.  How bad was it?  I painted my back porches, did all the laundry in the house, made some raspberry vinegar, found 3 bags of clothes that no longer fit hiding in my closet, repaired cracks in the drywall, and cleaned out and decorated the guest bedroom.  Oh, yeah-and learned to knit.  And then knitted a shawl and baby afghan. 

I was still looking for other things to do but wanted to get finished so I could start reading again.

What's it about?  As far as I can figure, there are these two guys who REALLY like car crashes--watching them, driving around looking for them, being in them.  That's about it. Bloody, bizarre and uncomfortable.

I feel better now that it's finished--on to a better book!

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