And Still More Books
More Books completed! #40 is Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire. Wicked is still his best book, without a doubt, but this one was fun. He incorporated the whole land grab thing going on in Italy in the 1500ís, which was kind of fun for me because I have just finished The Prince which was all about the same thing. The plot is a little strange and a bit hard to follow what is happening at some points, especially the end, but it was still good. A very fast read.
#41 is Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. Really good, interesting book. Itís about how over the last twenty or so years there has been a shift in the ruling class. The ďOld MoneyĒ doesnít hold the sway it used to and that has changed what is viewed as elite, etc. Bobo stands for ďBohemian BourgeoisieĒ which is how the author describes the new ruling class. It is a good description.
So, I have to read 9 books in a month and a half. I am cutting it close. I think itís doable, though. I need to get some more short story collections or something. I didnít really start this until the 18th of January, but I had already started a book at that point, but if I need to run over New Years by a week or so, well, Iíll still consider this challenge a success.
I canít wait for Thanksgiving weekend. So far I havenít planned a single thing, and I donít think Iím going to. Iím going to try to be as mellow as humanly possible. I need to have a few days of down time with absolutely nothing to do except go to Green Apple and get 9 books to finish the year. Actually, what I really need to do is get a library card and 9 books to finish the year. I need to check library hours for that weekend. Or not, because that would be a plan, and I am not going to make plans for the weekend. Hee.
My skin is an absolute mess right now and Iím not sure why. Iím breaking out for no good reason and I donít like it.
Cuckooís Nest is up and running and seems to be a success. Iíve gotten a lot of compliments on the set. Everyone seemed really impressed with it. I was sort of eh about it until opening day, when we went through and did the little touch ups and added the tiny details, like the baseboards and the diplomas in the Nursesí station. That really brought it all together and made it feel ďfinished.Ē The lighting finally came together and we found enough circuits to run all the fog machines as well, so I can be pretty happy with it. Man, I am not doing both set and lights at the same time again for a long time, though. Well, at least not right after the theater has been renovated, anyway.
I have been so lazy today. I think Iím just still really tired. I havenít been able to come home and just chill yet since before tech week.