So it turned out that Katie was late coming home from church because her car wouldn't start. Wow, I felt like such a slimeball. Kinda. She brought a friend, N, from the bible study group that I've met a few times. N is a really nice girl, and she can eat more food at one time than anyone I've ever seen! The three of us had a lot of fun at the mall, checking out all the shops, although I couldn't find anything right for my brothers, so I didn't get any Christmas shopping done. I did get jewelry and books, though!

All this obsessing about Pride and Prejudice reminded me that I didn't like the specific version of my copy. I looked through some at Borders, and grabbed the Penguin classic version. I think I'll like it much better. I also decided it was time for me to read a few of her other works.

I'd tried reading some when I was much younger, and couldn't understand them at all. It was only after I saw the BBC movie of P&P many years later (and fell in love with it) that I was reminded to try reading P&P again. I found it absolutely delightful and much easier to understand. So when I grabbed a new copy of P&P yesterday, I also grabbed Emma. I started reading it last night. I'm five chapters in, and it seems like a sweet, charming sort of book. It was immediately apparent why I hadn't been able to follow it so many years ago; it requires an understanding of character and subtle humor that I couldn't grasp as a young teenager.
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I plan on taking some sort of sleep aid in the next few hours... otherwise, it will be difficult to stop myself from committing suicide by shotgun (well, if I had a shotgun).

I can't get my copy of HBP tonight, because my local bookstore doesn't open until 6 tomorrow morning.

...God has forsaken me...

BUT DON'T DOUBT THAT I'LL BE THERE BRIGHT AND EARLY--WAITING OUTSIDE AT 5:30 IN THE MORNING!!
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I finished Hannibal just before I went to work this afternoon. I'd heard from a couple people that it wasn't so good, but I started reading with an open mind.

It was... okay. Not really gripping like the first two, and it seemed almost pointless to me. There should have been something more to the story, it seemed like. And the ending was weird. It came out of nowhere, and it was kind of creepy. A lot creepy.

I guess I just think there needed to be more build-up, and explanations and... given us more on what Clarice was thinking, because what the hell? Came out of nowhere!

I didn't dislike it, though. Just left me sort of uneasy. It was a good read, but not a great one. I enjoyed it, but I probably wouldn't reread it, despite that.

IN OTHER NEWS~! Kyou Kara Maou is at 99.0%, so it should all be finished when I wake up in the morning! Wheeeee! Won't be able to watch more than one or two episodes (maybe three), because I have to work at 10, but still. It's been a week and a half of download time, so this is good. This is very good!
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( Jul. 7th, 2005 10:14 pm)
The Silence of the Lambs was on television last night. Previously, I'd studiously avoided it to the best of my ability, for I am a coward and have no wish to add another nightmare to the meager five I've had in my 21 years of life. It was on television a couple weeks ago, though, and I caught the first ten or fifteen minutes of it in the breakroom at work. It wasn't exactly my choice (being the breakroom tv, someone else is generally watching what is on), but it was interesting and so last night, when I saw it was on, I decided to watch it.

Creepy, but not too bad. Not exactly the kind of full-out scary movie I thought it was. Not harmless, but even a wimp like me can handle it!

I decided to read the books today while I was at work. It had occurred to me right after the movie ended, but I lack money. Stupidly, I'd forgotten there were such things as "libraries," hereafter referred to as liberries. Just because I can! I like the liberry.

...never mind, that just looks moronic. -_-;

Anyway, I went to the library and picked up Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. I wasn't sure what order to read them in, but I figured chronological is best, so that's what I'm doing. I just finished The Silence of the Lambs.

I am not touching Hannibal until morning, because I am NOT reading it when it's dark outside. I might not get nightmares (I've never been prone to them, for all my wimpiness), but I will have trouble getting to sleep. I'm paranoid, so I will have visions of Buffalo Bill coming after my fat ass.

Actually, I think I'd be too skinny for him now, even if I have stopped actively losing weight. WICKED!

Unfortunately, that doesn't save me from Hannibal. ;_;

YES, I KNOW THESE ARE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS. DON'T EXPECT LOGIC.
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