Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Yesterday at lunch I went over to the El Cajon library and signed up for a library card. I wanted to pick up a couple of books for the week to read, but was unsure where to start. I was walking around aimlessly in the library when I stumbled upon a book shelf that said "Classics". Now I have to tell you, I never really read growing up. In school I would read the Cliff Notes. I never really gravitated towards literature. I figured that if these books were 'classics' that maybe I should give them a try and read a few. So yesterday I picked up two books from that section. Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea and John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. I read the Hemingway book last night (it was only about 125 pages so I got through it in about 2 hours or so). I really enjoy reading Hemingway (I know I said I haven't read many books, but I have read A Farewell To Arms and a few others of his). It is very simple, but maybe that's why I like it. I started Steinbeck's but only got a couple pages in when I decided to flip on the TV to watch Gilmore Girls. I have to admit, when I first grabbed Cannery Row I thought it was Canary Row (like the bird)... Maybe that's why I never really got into reading when I was younger (since I am not so good at it). :) I guess we will see tonight how the second book is.

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