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text 2017-12-26 17:32
You know what I meant to say...

I just had the most confusing conversation with my son.  Have you ever said something but it didn´t come out exactly like what you were thinking?  I bought both of my son´s robes for Christmas and stuck hooks on the back of their bedroom doors and the bathroom door.  My goal is to stop streaking in public spaces.  That is mainly an issue with my younger son though.  He sleeps in the buff and sleep walks.  So when I can´t sleep and I´m sitting on the couch at 2 am knitting or reading I sometimes see shocking things.  We have had a convo about this though so hopefully it won´t happen again.  uh hem.  So, I was talking to the older son and told him to get his new robe and hang it on his closet door.  I have no idea why said ¨closet door¨ since I meant his bedroom door where I placed the hook.  He thought I said to hang it on the closet door knob and he gets really serious thinking about that.  He said, I don´t think I´ll hang it on the closet door knob because it is long and it will be on the floor.  I, not realizing I misspoke got frustrated because he wasn´t going to do what I wanted.  My hackles went up and I started to insist he hang the robe up.  His eyebrows are knitted together and his nose is twisted into a corkscrew.  He finally holds up his hand hip high and says, ¨my closet door knob is this high off the ground and my robe is this long (he holds his hand up to his neck). 

 

Oh..........  yeah, that isn´t what I meant.  I have no idea why I was saying closet door.  There are new hooks on the back of their bedroom doors at the right height to hang their new robes.  Now, there shall be no more full moons in the hall.  I guess I better tell my husband that too.  

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review 2017-10-26 00:00
Confusion
Confusion - Stefan Zweig,George Prochnik,Anthea Bell
All phenomena, all humanity is to be recognized only in its fiery form, only in passion.
Με αφήγηση μεταγενέστερη των γεγονότων και προγραμματική διάσταση ανάμεσα στον ώριμο αφηγητή και στην εφηβική συνείδηση μέσω της οποίας προσλαμβάνονται τα γεγονότα, ο Zweig στήνει τη νουβέλα του στη βάση της σύγχυσης. Σύγχυση αισθημάτων, καθηκόντων, ορμών, παρεμφερής με παθογένεια, όταν το πάθος του μυαλού εξομοιώνεται με εκείνο του σώματος κι η αντίληψη των πραγμάτων και των πράξεων στενεύει.
And just as, for instance, a man in love for the first time dares not undress the girl he adores in his thoughts, dares not think of her as a natural being like the thousands of others who wear skirts, I was disinclined to venture on any prying into his private life: I knew him only in sublimated form, remote from all that is subjective and ordinary.
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review 2016-02-02 01:31
All Else Confusion - Betty Neels

I enjoyed this book but not the way Jake was going on with Annis, I found him to be hot one minute and then cold the next and Annis was not a doormat which I was happy with but to be truthful I preferred her friend and I would have liked to have seen her marry him or to see her husband be jealous of their friendship to rock the boat lol but he isn't in the book for that long.

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review 2015-09-23 18:31
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

This book just got too complex for me to follow. It is very much like with all Terry Pratchett books I've read. Somewhere I loose track of what is going on, and in the end I have only a vague idea of what happened. I expect this book to grow on me with time. I should go back to re-evaluate old book ratings from time to time anyway.


I should add that I listened to this on audio, and while the narrator is brilliant at giving every single character an individual voice, it might have added to the confusion.

One spoilery thing about the audio was that due to the homophonic names of Loki (Low Key), to me he was Loki all the time. Lucky me he turned out to be Mr. World as well, which surprised me. But it made perfect sense considering Loki's way and what Odin and him have in common in mythology.

(spoiler show)

I guess it is time I read my copy of the Edda!

Has anyone read The Sandman series? I read that some of the characters from that series have cameos in American Gods.

All in all a very interesting read. Also, I loved that Shadow read Gravity's Rainbow at his mother's deathbed. It seems to be one of the most avoided yet well-known American novels.

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review 2015-07-08 02:45
The Confusion - Neal Stephenson

I am going to wait a month or two before finishing Eliza's and Jack Shaftoe's love story, "The System of the World" and follow it up with "Cryptonomicon".

 

I enjoyed "The Confustion" more than "Quicksilver" Particularly how Mr. Stephenson played European Aristocracy (Eliza's story) against the culture in the Middle East and Asia and Mexico (Jack's story). Meainng this book has less of the Daniel Waterhouse story (England).

 

This is a large sprawling series (which I like) classifed as Sci-Fi but much closer to historical fiction.

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