type bookends

I found these bookends on sale at Kohl’s a couple of weeks ago—$11.99 marked down from $29.99. Technically I don’t need these at all, but at that price I could not pass them up. They make the font aficionado in me swoon. I’m especially fond of the @. It is one of my favorite letterforms. The only thing that could make this better is if the asterisk would have been an ampersand. That’s would be this one—&.

how exactly are the pigs milking the cows?

I don’t drink glasses of milk very often, but when I do I always think to myself, “Man, this is so good. I need to drink this more.” That’s the same feeling I’ve had these last few weeks with regards to reading. I can’t get enough of it and I don’t know why I haven’t chosen to read more often this past year or so.

Over the past 14 days I read the last two books of the Harry Potter series. They were both re-reads for me but I couldn’t put them down. They are just that good. Yesterday I started George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It’s a minuscule book in stature compared to 1,411 pages I just finished about the boy wizard. The tattered copy I picked up at the library has a mere 139 pages—and the story doesn’t actually start until page 25. At the rate we’ve been devouring these books, I’ll have to go back to the library on Thursday if I want something to read this weekend.

book #1

Remember the goals I set for 2008? Looks like my first read of the new year is going to be Aldous Huxley’s, A Brave New World.

Why this particular book?
It’s part of our personal library.
I’ve never read it.
JQ just read it last year and is looking forward to discussing it with me.
I dig the idea that the story is still relevant today.

If you’ve read it I’d love to hear what you thought of it. I haven’t started yet so, No Spoilers Please!