Monday, August 18, 2008


Reading: East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I started to read How the Dead Live but was annoyed that Self chose to write the novel from a woman's perspective, which I found him unable to do convincingly. Then I started The Almost Moon, but didn't realise it was about a woman killing her mother. I have mother-daughter issues myself, but I couldn't carry on with it. Foundation, from the back cover, looked to be too scifi-geeky for me right now, which leads me to East of Eden. Which I fell in love with immediately. Only 100 pages into it, can't wait to read more.

Watching: We watched Thank You For Smoking over the weekend, and I'm up the third series of Gilmore Girls. What do the two have in common? You guessed it, Adam Brody. I admit it, I have a thing for him. Funny, slightly geeky guys do it for me. I've been having dreams about Adam Brody lately.

Listening to: Afterglow by Sarah McLachlan. There's something about Sarah McLachlan. Her music is the type where I connect a lot of memories and emotions with. Mirrorball especially reminds me of new love as well as heartbreak. Afterglow reminds me of loss, waiting, hopefulness.

And that ends this week's Currently. What're you up to?


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with Steinbeck. Part of the time I adore his stuff and other times he makes me want to stab myself in the eyes with flaming toothpicks. I started East of Eden amidst the Oprah book club craze and never finished, but I was enjoying it immensely. Life got in the of those situations. Thanks for the nudge to get back to it. :)

  2. I've been listening to a lot of Sarah McLachlan lately (her older stuff, which I love love love).

    I recently picked up East of Eden but it scares the crud out of me (because of the size). I hope you like it and I look forward to your thoughts.

  3. God, I love Adam Brody. I know I'm old enough to be his mother (or Seth Cohen's mother, anyway), but I so would. :)


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