Archive for the 'Books' Category

“That’s a really big … book, you have there…”

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

Who knew that 18th-century British literature could be used as a pick-up line? So, I’ve been carrying around Tom Jones for the last several weeks, making my way slowly through Fielding’s tortured prose. On several occasions, I’ve taken it with me to Chipotle, where I have lunch maybe once a week. And apparently the Fielding […]

The Loch Ness Monster is my favorite monster.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Now that Lord of the Rings has swept the Oscars, it’s well and truly over. Until they make The Hobbit, but that’s another story. I feel now the same sadness that I feel at the conclusion of the books every time I read LOTR. There’s something enveloping about walking in the Tolkien’s world that I […]

But I swear I’m still only a Level 3…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2003

When did it become OK — nay, one might even say “cool” — to be a geek? This is a particularly weird trend, in my humble, geeked-out opinion. It seems geek culture is everywhere you turn. Thanks to Matt, I now know that GQ did a whole article on Geek Chic this fall. There are […]