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Still grumpy, but I got away from the desk for lunch and went up to the cafe. It was OK, talked to the old boss, who now works for AV too, so it was nice. Time for nappy though...

I am being good, I am forcing myself not to zone out all night on Lego Star Wars, and to read my pile of books. On the pile so far....

1) The Celestina-what I'm reading at the moment.
2) Next book club book-I announce that this weekend.
3) The Hobbit-this is mostly because it was there when I made the pile and thus, it is in it. I haven't read it since i was in jr. high anyway, so it's good just to refresh.
4) All the Diana Gabeldon Books-I've been trying to recollect those, I only had Voyager for years, and thus feel I need to start from Outlander and work my way in again. I've never read the last two. Besides, who can go wrong with hottie, red-haired Scottish manliness....yum.
5) All the Ellis Peters books-I did buy all of those already, I've yet to sit and read them. I like Cadfael, if you guys haven't heard of that series, please go check it out.

That's just the immediate pile...I still have more where that comes from, but that's all I can handle for the moment. Yeesh.

I think I've narrowed down my Nanowrimo choice.
1) Star Wars-yes, cheesy AU, but then again, I think I can pull that off without too much of a hitch at the moment.
2) Fae story-this is mostly because Cataragon was so enthusiastic, and it's been my secret baby for eight years now, I've just not thought out the mechanics of how to make it all work. This one is less likely for Nanowrimo for that reason.

So far one is in the lead, because the exercise of this years Nanowrimo is not so much me writing something of quality, it is me writing something. I need to get off my butt and complete a story, a full story with a real plot, and I don't care if it's cheesy, bad fanfiction, it's the idea that I did it.

Besides, a lot of the fae story idea I've been thinking a bit about of late. Most of it is, "gee Jenn, you have a degree in Ancient History, and you aren't using it." This leads to the then question of, "ok, so you have a story idea about a society of fae-like creatures who live apart, but are unable to change or create, and thus are dependent on humanity for that spark of creativity they themselves do not have". And then this led to ideas of gods, goddesses, Christianity and the Early Church, and well...it all got really messy.

You know who I'd love to write a story about....the Merovingians. That whole "Son of a Sea-god" angle would be tons of fun to play with, personally. Oh, but there are ideas, just not execution.

I don't know, I need to find someone I can discuss silly story ideas with and come up with something. I find that perhaps a lot of my biggest problem is not having someone to say "hey, have you thought of this angle?"

Random thoughts.

Just to those who are interested in my LJ community....

That if you are participating in the book club we have, there is a Live Journal community on line with which you can post ideas, thoughts, or even just random, "OMB!" moments. You can even talk about other books you are reading in addition to the selection of the month, share the wealth with everyone.

Post by going to your "Post to Journal" page, and clicking on the icon with your LJ name. Under there it should have Time4Reading if you are a member, and drag down to that. This allows you to post to the community. When you write up your post, the button on the bottom should say "Post to Time4Reading". That way we can all see and share in your thoughts.

If you know anyone who might be interested, even if they don't have an internet connection, let them know. If they have anything to share, but can't get on, be so kind as to help them out if you can, post on their behalf. This is a way that all of us can connect through literature, and doing that we also need to share our ideas.

If you have problems with LiveJournal, or if you want to know how to post without figuring out an account, feel free to shoot me a line here at jenniferkwolfe@gmail.com or look me up on LiveJournal as 'Beshter'.

Happy reading!


(To everyone else, move along, move along, nothing going on over here...)
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Sunday Morning...

So I've been up and read my Bible on this Sunday, (well finished up Genisis for class), I have posted a book for this months book club selections, (check out http://community.livejournal.com/time4reading/1385.html is you are interested), and read the intro of this months book, and am now preparing to read an article by Teo, shoot him an email, work out, get lunch, and go tutor for a bit.

Wow, gone are the days when I could just be lazy, ehhh.

Anyway, it looks like my weekend tutoring sessions are going to move on Sundays to earlier in the day, which makes me happy as I want to see the Super Bowl. I always want to see the Super Bowl, but this year it has Peyton Manning, who I have wanted to see go for years. I was mildly distressed to see an article in Time yesterday arguing why it was that Peyton Manning sucks and why we should want him to lose. I concluded this man must be a Tom Brady fan, bitter and trucculent, and somehow wrote well enough to get into one of my favorite news magazines. *sniff* Frankly, I hadn't heard from the experts a lot of his negative opinion claims, because many in football respect him as a player and athlete, and that isn't to say that Tom Brady isn't worthy of respect, (I think he is, as well as being mighty fine), I just find it hard to think that anyone could seriously claim in a news article that Peyton Manning is 'pompous' and 'over-paid'.

But then Time is a NEWS magazine, not a sports magazine, so there you go.

Anyway, I need to write a paper by Thursday, 8-9 pages, and I'm stuck. I'll have to think this over. I want to use the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ovid's Metamorphisis, and Genisis, but I can't think if I want to follow one archtype between the three and see what happens with them, of if I want to compare female sexuality between the three. I thought about crime/punishment, one of the other prompts, but we get into some weird gray areas in Genisis, (thinking of the rape of Dinah. So yeah, I'm not sure. I'll give it a good think, I want to get started on that tomorrow.

Off to read Teo's article. How weird it isn't for his class.