Tuesday, August 29, 2006

100 greatest novels of all time

Ok, so here I am again. Yes, I got an iPod nano. Yes, I've been preoccupied with messing with it. Yes, my mom got married this weekend. Yes, what I am writing has nothing to do with the title of this post. So to get to the point, I am totally digging the Librivox website. I'm going to download all of the books that Librivox offers that are on the "100 greatest novels" list and I'm going to listen to them on my iPod. Awesome.

I love to read, but it was only when I went to Spain that I started reading a lot of "classic" literature. That being because there is only one English bookstore in Granada and I, being saturated with Spanish, was determined to at least read in English. When I was in high school I was supposed to read books like Giants in the Earth and Wuthering Heights. I didn't read either of them then and I must admit, I will probably never read Giants in the Earth. It still looks boring to me. However, I did read Wuthering Heights just this year. It definitely lives up to the hype. It's really good. I just hate that Heathcliff!

The aforementioned English bookstore is run by a very unfriendly (read: snobby) English guy (maybe he's just introverted). It has a great collection of classic authors, and I am proud to say that I have read a lot of the books on the "100 greatest novels" list. One book that I am ashamed to say that I haven't read is Don Quixote. Heck, I could even read it in the original language. Oh the shame! The shame!

Moveingon.org...do you want to know about soccer? Well, let me tell you about soccer. I have to say that I'm really liking my team. We have some really good players and me. The others are very nice and tell me that I'm doing great. They give me advice that helps a lot, but you have to keep in mind that I haven't played soccer since I was a little kid. My team was called the Butterflies. I think I remember that was actually a forward on the Butterflies, but because my team was so bad, I hardly ever saw the ball. In the two seasons that we played, we scored one goal. That's how bad we were. Sad, isn't it? I even remember the name of the girl that scored the goal. It was Rachel K. Rachel K. scored our one and only goal (keep in mind that we were in the 1st grade, ok?).

All that being said, on the team that I'm on now, I have been playing defense. I get nervous whenever I get a hold of the ball, so I stick to trying to get it away from the other team and then kicking it as far down the field as I can. On Wednesdays, we are going to have an extra practice to work on ball handling skills. I'm totally there. Oh, and I wanted to add that my knees don't hurt nearly as much as they did the first week. Yay!!

This turned out to be quite a meandering post with an essentially misleading title. I will try to get some pictures up later. I can't get Blogger to upload any right now.

I'm going to mess with my iPod now.

1 comment:

Jada said...

Try using Mozilla Firefox when you can't get pictures up.

You are doing well at soccer, dude! Not even making a fool of yourself or anything!

Have you read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?" Hug? Hug?