Today I have nothing to write but I feel compelled to post SOMETHING. Did I mention we have a dog? Yes we do. And at the suggestion of the certified (yes, she's got these fancy letters after her name and totally knows what she's doing) dog trainer, Fogo is never left alone in a room and is always tethered to something or someone. This is because...okay, I don't remember why we're doing this. It's something about imprinting the fact that Fogo's new life is human centric and also to ensure that she doesn't eat the furniture and also because I've always wanted to have an entourage PLUS having a single moment to oneself for preservation of one's sanity is totally over rated. Or something.
I am attachment parenting a dog.
Except for those times when I put her in her kennel and walk away. I love those times. I wish we'd kennel trained the human babies.
I'm just joking. Sort of.
In other news I made a profile account-thingy over at Goodreads. Here's an unforeseen side effect of e-readers: I have no idea the names of books that I read. Sure, I see the name when I download the book, and that first time I select the title off the main menu, but that's it. So it never sinks into my brain. Several times I have downloaded books only to realize after a few pages that I've already read it. This is of course also an indication of the quality of books I read (fluff) and the homogeneity of books I read (set in England or Ireland. Yes, I do need to branch out into other genres, but am kind of limited by my preference for happy endings and minimal violence.
Here are some of my recent reviews:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig LarsomethingForeign: 1 out of 5 stars
When a friend recommended this book, I asked if it was very violent. She assured that there was some violent scenes, but nothing deviant or hardcore and that it was kind of sexy. Evidently my friend is a pervert. This book is amazingly violent and most of the graphic scenes are not necessary to the plot development.
Bossypants, by Tina Fey: 5 out of 5 stars
If Tina Fey ever moves away from New York City and relocates to the same small northern British Columbia town where I live, she and I will be best friends. Know how I know this? Because this book shows that we have the same AMAZING sense of humour and STUNTED emotional growth.
The Help, by someone woman who you will never hear from again: 1 out of 5 stars
I can't take this book seriously. It's insulting that the deep, dark secret that changes the power imbalance between the white employers and their black household staff is something as base and trivial as a poop-filled pie. And now I will never again enjoy chocolate mousse.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, by Bill Bryson: 5 out of 5 stars
I read part of this while on an elliptical trainer at the gym. I laughed so hard I fell off and nearly took out the woman beside me.
That's enough for now.