Monthly Archives: April 2011

life updates

Last night i spent some time with my momma. we went to the rooms and then she came with me to get groceries. when i came home i threw on a bruschetta pizza (mmm) because i had skipped supper, and ate some of it while i watched hockey. it was a pretty chill but really nice night. my mom had a bag of fruit and 6 pairs of new socks for me. she is an awfully sweet lady.

i’ve been doing a good bit of clothes altering lately. it’s a nice pass time that i couldn’t do much of during school. i wanted to take pictures but my camera’s batteries have died, so oh well. i added lace to the bottom of a dress because i thought it was too short before (somehow the 1 inch of additional length makes a bit of difference) and took off the collar. i hemmed a dress that was a little too long. i really need an iron and an ironing board to finish it but i don’t have one here. I had a men’s red and white vertically striped, size medium american apparel sleeveless dress shirt that i got in a clothing swap in january that i liked a lot – despite it being ridiculously too big for me. so i took off the collar, took in the sides, added three belt loops, made a new collar and added a navy blue ribbon to put through the belt loops. i’m pretty happy with it and want to wear it with shorts whenever it ever gets warm enough to wear shorts.
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i am almost one week into my summer break and it’s going pretty well. i finished reading Tales from Arabian Knights recently. i’m really glad that i read them, but i kind of feel like i didn’t absorb a lot of what i read. so if someone asked me to tell them what the tales were about, there’s not a whole lot that i could retell because i don’t remember much. this is kind of a bummer, because i like being able to remember things. i’ve moved on and started reading The English Patient written by Michael Ondaatje. I haven’t been enveloped into it just yet but i like it a lot already because two of the characters are from one of his earlier books, In the Skin of a Lion which is one of my very favourites. lovelovelove. the way he writes makes every sentence sound like it’s imperative.
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book list

this summer i’m going to switch things up a little bit in terms of what books I would like to read during my 4 month break. This year i want to read a lot the books that I own but have not read yet. here’s what i have listed so far

01. The Little Ark by Jan de Hartog
02. Beyond this Place by A.J. Cronin
03. The Royal Box by Francis Parkinson Keyes
04. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
05. Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
06. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
07. Mon Bel Orangier by Jose Mauro de Vasconcedos
08. The Gold Bug and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
09. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
10. Desperate Voyage by John Caldwell
11. Tales from Arabian Nights
12. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
13. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
14. 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

A good few of those books were free books that they were giving away at school in the CMC. Whether or not they will be any good, I’m not so sure. but i’m weak for free books. Also, 20 000 leagues under the sea is not a book that I own – i just would really like to read it. There are probably more books at my parents house that i own but havent read yet, however i think 14 books is ambitious enough to begin with
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