Friday, January 27, 2006

To do list for - today!

I hadn't realized it was so late!

1. Go look for a part-time job that doesn't interfere
with my getting unemployment benefits
2. Get a part-time job
3. Try not to be depressed
4. Begin reading Kafka on the Shore for the second time
5. Grocery shopping - try to purchase real food

#3 might be more difficult than #2....

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

On reading Kafka on the Shore

Just finished reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.

It's been a long time since I was so profoundly affected by
reading a novel, I just had to write about it. Not since high
school, when I think about it. All my other "favorites" over
the years, like Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, Cat's
Eye by Margaret Atwood, and the trilogy by Louis de
Bernieres has moved me quite this much. It almost feels fated.

I'm still reeling from the weight of the whole experience to
be able to write anything coherent. Just that it affected me
so much on so many different levels.