Monday, April 11, 2011

I: Imagination

My imagination has run amuck.

It was a quiet weekend and aside from lofty running and writing goals and a baseball series, I didn't have much on the docket.

On Saturday, I woke up and got in a 9 mile run. Not the 10-11 I had hoped for, but I did 9 and felt good. The fact that my knees weren't screaming on Sunday is hopefully a sign I'm getting stronger.

After the run, I made a list of books people had recommended to me in my D is for Dystopian post, and headed out for my local library.

Let me just take a moment to express to you all how much I love my library. Serious. I love this place. It's old, dingy, and in desperate need of expansion / facelift / demolition / rebuild... I don't know. It needs help. But in the meantime, there's no better way for me to kill time than to trudge into the YA/Children's basement and see what treasures I can find.

I did a first this weekend: I had a two book weekend.
One on Saturday, one on Sunday. How decadent!

This would be great except one was Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and the other was Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

By time I finished, I didn't want to eat but I couldn't decide if it was because I was afraid of getting fat or because I felt the need to ration the food in my pantry.

I feel most disturbed by Pfeffer's book. I still feel the need to buy bottled water and canned goods. But I can't forget how beautifully written Anderson's book was. I came across numerous passages I wanted to underline for future reference, except it was a library book and that wouldn't have been very civic-minded of me.

I didn't get any writing done, but I fed my inner author with two excellent books, so I feel it was a fair trade. Now I'm off to find hopeful, inspirational quotes and pictures of life. I need to scrub my brain from my dystopian-induced crazy imagination.


  1. I'm still trying to digest the fact that you went for a 9-mile run! :)

  2. i really need to start utilizing my library more. But i have such a huge TBR pile on my nightstand that i just keep putting the library trip off.

  3. Wow! Running nine miles. I think I would die.

    And, feeding your inner author is very important.

  4. Two books in a weekend? Awesome! I find that reading helps to shake the imagination up and inspire new stories of your own.

    Lovely to meet you via the A to Z!

  5. They recently renovated one and rebuilt another of the libraries closest to me. Love! I usually get on a library kick a couple of times a year. I'm off it right now. I mostly use it for new release YA books because I don't buy hardcovers, ever. I love musty libraries.

  6. My library is the crap (which is to be expected in a place where they have a pickle carved out of a tree).

    I fed my inner psycho reader by reading the entire 'Twilight' series in as many days as there are books (that's four). I loved it.

    Maybe instead of buying canned goods, you can grow your own produce and then can it yourself. :-)

  7. Lindsay, I could've EASILY devoured the Twilight books one per day. And the Harry Potter books. As for canning my own foods, what would I do if nuclear ash hid the sun, thus killing all crops and poisoning the water supply? I better start buying stuff for my to-be-formed Apocalypse Kit.


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