Surfing Saturdays 1.31.09

Welcome to Surfing Saturdays! Each Saturday morning, I'll list any links of interest I came across during the past week of surfing and give an update on my reading progress. Play along with me! Leave your own links, or a link to your own post, in the comments!

So, where have I been this week? Check it out (only the best for you my readers):

  • Need a good belly laugh? Check out this paperback. Published in 2003, the author was SO WRONG that it looks like the book has become a collector's item--when I visited the site, the lowest price for a used copy was over $100. The title? The Bush Boom: How a Misunderestimated President Fixed a Broken Economy by Jerry Bowyer.
  • So if that last one didn't do it for you, check out this news article from Japan: The toilet thinktank plans to post poems in public restrooms under the phrase "Give love to the toilet," to reduce the amount of toilet paper people use.
  • Libraries can be exciting places, full of romance and adventure. Of course, normally the excitement is contained within the covers of a book. This Denver woman must have missed Library Use and Purposes 101.

Currently Reading:
  • Signed, Mata Hari by Yannick Murphy (I'm loving this)
  • Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell (Need to get back to this one)
  • Changing Places by David Lodge (Also enjoying)
  • One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty (class text)
  • Writing True by Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz (class text)

I haven't had much time for reading this week, or really much at all since I've come back to school. It's been an eventful few weeks at the paper with a we've got a looming budget crisis--oops, just kidding--oops, no we weren't sort of back and forth from the state and the University.

I think I've got too much on my plate, with classes, and the new assistant news editor job, plus trying to keep up with my other jobs at the station and Detours (magazine). They're all part-time get-experience sort of jobs, but the hours really add up. Deadlines for internship applications are also creeping up on me--and I desperately need to get these right. It's my junior year, which means this summer is the last one I have before I graduate and I have to find a real job. Scary.

So where have you been this week? What are your reading? Let me know, leave me a comment!


ANovelMenagerie said...

I sent you an email... finally got that guest post done.

Kitten said...

Those were some good links there, Meg! I laughed out loud at all of them!

Sandra said...

Fun links. That little girl will have a life long relationship with libraries no doubt, she started awfully early. I'm currently reading The Sister by Poppy Adams and liking it very much. Have a good week.

Rebecca said...

I loved the article about the baby girl born in the library. A lifelong love of books in her future?

Rebecca said...

Oh, and I finally got my Surfing Saturdays post up. It's been a long week! Happy Weekend!

Zibilee said...

I read the Mata Hari book, and thought that it was interesting and unusual. Glad you are enjoying it too!

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