Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Library Updates: Too Much Homework and The Movie Version of The Host

The amount of fiction being read around here these days is shamefully low. This is what I have been reading:
Try and not to be jealous, okay? The good news is On Writing Well by William Zinsser is pretty funny. Check out this bit'o'writing wisdom:
“Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.” 
Willie Z being hilarious while talking about prose! The fact that I like this so much could also mean I am losing my mind. Ahh, to be a graduate student. 

In other news, I watched The Host. And I LIKED IT. What!?! I know, I know. against all odds-the plots holes, the ridiculous secret keeping, the even more ridiculous alien outfit choices-I enjoyed this movie. Mostly because of the abundance of hot guys running around the desert. And lots of love and kissing. SO MANY CUTE BOYS. Did anyone else on the planet enjoy this? Should I read this book? Lets discuss.


  1. On Writing Well is one of my favorite books! I haven't read it in years, though. I think I should do a reread. :) What are you in grad school for?

  2. I haven't seen or read The Host, but the premise is quite intriguing. I'm not sure if I'm ready to delve into Ms. Meyer's literary world again but I'm apt to give the movie a try. I'll let you know my thoughts if/when I do.

  3. The Host is much like the Twilight series--good premise, better execution for the MOST part, but a disappointing ending and some problematic things along the way.


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