I love books. Booky book books. Here they go down, down into my belly

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

I didn’t know how to modify that Anchorman quote without including the last line. I think it’s because of my affinity for the word “belly.” Anyhoo, on to the subject of books! I am in the midst of reading these bad boys:

Humorous Texts: A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis Linguistic Theories of Humor Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Schools for Thought: A Science of Learning in the Classroom

And so I have not been able to read this one:

Friday Night Knitting Club

This baby was sent to me by a guy from penguin because I run a blog and blogs are the new hip way to advertise. It makes me feel special because it means that people actually think it’s worthwhile to advertise their product by sending me a free book and having me talk about it. It’s like getting honked at by a car when you’re walking down the street. You feel sorta used but also flattered. I got a regular copy (not a limited distro pre-copy) because it ended up being sent to the wrong address at first and I only received it last week. I hear it’s really good, so I actually want to read it. I had the same misgivings as Aija did (that it was an attempt to cash in on the knitting craze), but her commentary has given me hope. I don’t usually read chick-lit but I liked Bridget Jones’s Diary*, so if it’s similar to that, I think I’ll enjoy it. Once I get all these books read (hopefully the first two by tomorrow, and the second two by Friday), I’ll be able to jump into it. It went on sale two days ago, so you should be able to pick up a copy on Amazon if it hasn’t shown up yet in your local megastore.

* I went on a trip to Hawaii a few years ago and took a bunch of my friend’s chick-lit with me because I thought it would be hilarious to read trashy novels while tanning by the pool and on the beach. I did dilute the chick-lit with A Clockwork Orange, though, which is an incredible book and everyone should read it.

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3 Comments to “I love books. Booky book books. Here they go down, down into my belly”

  1. I’m waiting for it to come out in paperback … ‘coz I guess that guy didn’t know that I, the Stitchingnut had a Blog too. M-m-m-m, but Aija sent me the special preview flyer and I read it and I will get the book … put only in paper. I’ve got a few others on my nightstand right now anyway. Happy reading!

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    Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    January 26, 2007 @ 2:12 pm
  2. oh lord, i have that AI book. that class was not fun. what is a cognitive science student doing reading that? in fact, none of those books look like they should be related to cognitive science. please don’t tell me you’re reading those for pleasure!!!!

    Comment by mai
    April 8, 2007 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Yeah, that AI book is pretty much the worst ever written. DRY DRY DRY! And the prof taught exclusively from it, and by that I mean he even used the slides that were provided with it.

    The Bruer book is actually quite applicable to cognitive science. It’s about how cognitive psychology can be used to improve educational strategies. And the first two are for my thesis, so they had better involve cognitive science :)

    Comment by Eve
    April 8, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

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