Books I Didn't LIke

AKA Books that were "lost" on me

The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)- Pearl is too creepy.
Huckleberry Finn (Twaine) - I can't read that accent without sounding it out. I feel like an idiot.
Twilight (Meye)- Duh. Poorly written, unlikable characters.
House of Mirth (Wharton)- no mirth whatsoever.
Two Cups of Tea (Mortensen)- couldn't make it past the rock climbing part. Maybe I'll try it again later.
Reviving Ophelia (Pipher)- disagreed with it.
Mrs. Dalloway (Wollfe) - my mind can't follow her train of thought.
The House of Mango Street (Cisneros)- no plot and no point.
Agnes Grey (Bronte)- preachy and boring.
Wrinkle in Time (L'Engle)- too out there.
The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stevenson) - the climax was hardly climatic.
Anthem (Rand) - esoteric and ridiculous, so could not relate.


Last Night I Dreamed

I dreamed that I accidentally went on Facebook... and no one had tried to contact me. There were no messages, not friend requests, no notifications.
Then I dreamed that Sarah Ferguson brought her daughter (Eugenie or Beatrice, don't know which one) in for treatment. I got a not from Prince Andrew asking me to "please help mum get better," meaning Fergie.
Can you tell what I'm worried about?


Lent 2011

Ash Wednesday. I thought about going to a Catholic church and doing the whole ceremony but I thought that real believers might thing I was somehow making fun because I'm not Catholic or that maybe I would be going against my own beliefs since keeping Lent, for me, is not religious per se but more an adventure in self-control. So no mass.
I've celebrated lent prolly four years now. Going off sweets and meat is my usual thing. I wanted to do something different this year. I wanted to do something that might somehow bring me closer to God. I brainstormed things that might me creating some distance. Here's what I came up with.
I'm going off Facebook and other useless websites.
Let me explain the parameters. Necessary websites will not be included -- such as lds.org, or my email, or my bank. Sites that give information -- like the library or npr -- will also be ok provided I have a purpose in going to them. I will - choke - not watch youtube clips. I will not surf aimlessly (even on "necessary" websites).
It's gonna hurt. That's ok. Lent should hurt. I hope to learn that I don't need these websites as much as I think I do. And I'm hoping I'll have more thought time for God.
What are you doing for Lent?