Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Goal

I do not care how much money I make this summer. I do not care how much volunteering I do this summer. I do not care if I grow as a person this summer. My single-minded goal is to read 40 books. I started off pretty well, cranking out two books on my first four days of break. Of course, considering that they were Cell by Stephen King and The Broker by John Grisham, its not like I was exerting myself at all. I have recently (ok the last two days) have had trouble picking up a book and getting through it. It is not that I do not have some great books to read, I am currently in the middle of Battle Royale by Koushun Takamai and The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris, but motivation is lacking.

Of course, I do not think that it is so much a lack of motivation, but rather, a couple days ago I decided to watch Band of Brothers (that book is on the list for the summer) yet again. That is one of those things that if I start to watch it, I cannot stop until I get through each episode. As such, that is over 10 hours of solid reading time, wasted away, though not hardly wasted. I swear I could watch the scene where Speirs takes over command of Easy over and over. "The amazing thing, was that he came back." If you have seen it, you just got chills. Most impressive thing I have ever seen in a movie, and of course, in this case, it actually happened (I will not say what exactly happened, so if you haven't seen Band of Brothers, go rent it).

So anyway, back to the task at hand. 40 Books in 3 months. I think it is doable. Hell, motivated prisoners read a book a day. I cannot let a white collar criminal best me, after all, they were stupid enough to get caught. So if anyone has any recommendations, please leave a comment. I am open to reading anything about anything. Thanks.

[Unrealted note, I just saw a commercial for a Pure Protein Bar, or something, but the chick in that commercial is hot. Just thought I would share that with everyone.]


Kimberly said...

Ohhh, I have a book of course, sheesh.

No, really...The Time Traveller's Wife, The Sun Also Rises (or anything else by Hemingway) and The Effects of Living Backwards

You can do it :) (As I typed that I heard the voice of the "you can do it" guy in The WaterBoy) I need a nap.


lawschoolrules said...
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Kimberly said...

Definitely give it another shot. I admit some of the bullfight is easily scannable, but the dialogue and pathetic Cohn. If it's been seven years I'd say it's time to break it out again.