Monday, May 2, 2011

Too Long

It's been almost two months since I have posted. First, I am alive and well. Second, this blog is boring.

A quick list of what has happened in my life since my last post:
-Left home
-Celine Dion concert
-A week in Hawaii
-Vegas with Grouse (Eye contact with Celine)
-Back to school

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Book Review: Lolita

Apparently this novel is one of the greatest of all time. I hated it, yet, I could not put it down. I'm positive it was the vague and sick descriptions into the mind of a pedophile that kept me reading. It was bizarre and so sick. The interesting thing about the writing is Nabokov never used a crude or telling word describing the sexual interaction between the two. Surely, he's a talented writer. But when it comes to pedophilia, I have little tolerance. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS ONE.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to Jack Aaron Baker the Hunter

My best buddy, little brother, and best guy turned five today! I remember exactly where I was and the excitement I felt when he was born. I still get giddy and excited when I get to see his sweet face! I can't even remember life without him! Happy Birthday Jack Jack.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Tried... Sort of

Since the first iPhone was released in 2007, I've wanted it. Want doesn't even accurately depict my desire for this product. It was a longing, yearning, and passionate hankering for this phone. When I got a MacBook in 2008, my love for Apple continued to grow and my love has yet to cease. However, I don't believe in settling. AT&T is a fine company, but Verizon is the best. I was going to stay with Verizon for four years until the iPhone finally came to me! When I heard the iPhone was to be released to Verizon customers on February 10, 2010, I decided I was going to wait until the iPhone five came out before I made the switch. For years, I was determined to be the first in line to buy the Verizon iPhone, but it looked as though I was choosing patience. Welp, that lasted a good 48 hours. I couldn't think about anything else once it was on the market. The next thing I knew, I was in the Apple store buying my iPhone! It was surely one of the most satisfying and exciting moments of my life! It is everything I wanted and more. IT'S A PHONE FROM APPLE! HELLO!! I'm in love. love. LOOOOVE!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

From Bad to Worse

Someone. Save me from myself!

No doubt, I have an addictive personality... IE) Gumballs, ice cream, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, diet coke, cherry coke zero, laffy taffys, ticket to ride, so on and so forth... (Mostly food... not surprising)

It's only getting worse. I will continue to google how to change addictive behaviors... Someone put me on intervention. PLEASE!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Book Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Another great novel by James Joyce. But I have some beef. First, Joyce is a genius. But, like in Ulysses, I found myself thinking, 'this is a waste of my time.' It wasn't the best story ever told and it wasn't the worst. Do I recommend it: no.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Book Review: The Great Gatsby

I'm pretty sure that this blog of mine is going to be a book review platform from now on. So let me get on with it! The Great Gatsby, lovely. A classic worth remembering and reading. However, as I read it this time around, I found myself really hating Gatsby. When I read the book in high school, I don't remember that so much. But Jay Gatsby, kind of a tool! Nick Carroway... You can be my boyfriend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Review: Ulysses

What a writer. James Joyce is a genius. This book was so difficult to read, but I could not take my eyes off of the words. I would not recommend it just because I think there are better ways to spend your time when it comes to reading. Joyce has an incredible way with words and descriptions. The story was not my favorite, but I have nothing but respect.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Here's the deal. I decided last year that I was going to take on the challenge of reading the 100 greatest novels of all time by the time I am 30. I love to read and since getting a Kindle for Christmas, I am on a roll. The problem with reading the 100 greatest novels of all time is there is more than one list out there. I thought I had decided on one but I changed my mind after finding this list. This is the "Modern Library" list. I am sold on this one! Here goes nothing... Many many book reviews to come!
1.1922UlyssesJames Joyce
2.1925The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
3.1916A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce
4.1955LolitaVladimir Nabokov
5.1932Brave New WorldAldous Huxley
6.1929The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
7.1961Catch-22Joseph Heller
8.1940Darkness at NoonArthur Koestler
9.1913Sons and LoversD. H. Lawrence
10.1939The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck
11.1947Under the VolcanoMalcolm Lowry
12.1903The Way of All FleshSamuel Butler
13.1949Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
14.1934I, ClaudiusRobert Graves
15.1927To the LighthouseVirginia Woolf
16.1925An American TragedyTheodore Dreiser
17.1940The Heart Is a Lonely HunterCarson McCullers
18.1969Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt Vonnegut
19.1952Invisible ManRalph Ellison
20.1940Native SonRichard Wright
21.1959Henderson the Rain KingSaul Bellow
22.1934Appointment in SamarraJohn O'Hara
23.1938U.S.A. (trilogy)John Dos Passos
24.1919Winesburg, OhioSherwood Anderson
25.1924A Passage to IndiaE. M. Forster
26.1902The Wings of the DoveHenry James
27.1903The AmbassadorsHenry James
28.1934Tender Is the NightF. Scott Fitzgerald
29.1935Studs Lonigan (trilogy)James T. Farrell
30.1915The Good SoldierFord Madox Ford
31.1945Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
32.1904The Golden BowlHenry James
33.1900Sister CarrieTheodore Dreiser
34.1934A Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh
35.1930As I Lay DyingWilliam Faulkner
36.1946All the King's MenRobert Penn Warren
37.1927The Bridge of San Luis ReyThornton Wilder
38.1910Howards EndE. M. Forster
39.1953Go Tell It on the MountainJames Baldwin
40.1948The Heart of the MatterGraham Greene
41.1954Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
42.1970DeliveranceJames Dickey
A Dance to the Music of Time (series)Anthony Powell
44.1928Point Counter PointAldous Huxley
45.1926The Sun Also RisesErnest Hemingway
46.1907The Secret AgentJoseph Conrad
47.1904NostromoJoseph Conrad
48.1915The RainbowD. H. Lawrence
49.1920Women in LoveD. H. Lawrence
50.1934Tropic of CancerHenry Miller
51.1948The Naked and the DeadNorman Mailer
52.1969Portnoy's ComplaintPhilip Roth
53.1962Pale FireVladimir Nabokov
54.1932Light in AugustWilliam Faulkner
55.1957On the RoadJack Kerouac
56.1930The Maltese FalconDashiell Hammett
Parade's EndFord Madox Ford
58.1920The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton
59.1911Zuleika DobsonMax Beerbohm
60.1961The MoviegoerWalker Percy
61.1927Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla Cather
62.1951From Here to EternityJames Jones
63.1957The Wapshot ChronicleJohn Cheever
64.1951The Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger
65.1962A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess
66.1915Of Human BondageW. Somerset Maugham
67.1902Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad
68.1920Main StreetSinclair Lewis
69.1905The House of MirthEdith Wharton
The Alexandria QuartetLawrence Durrell
71.1929A High Wind in JamaicaRichard Hughes
72.1961A House for Mr BiswasV. S. Naipaul
73.1939The Day of the LocustNathanael West
74.1929A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway
75.1938ScoopEvelyn Waugh
76.1962The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark
77.1939Finnegans WakeJames Joyce
78.1901KimRudyard Kipling
79.1908A Room with a ViewE. M. Forster
80.1945Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
81.1953The Adventures of Augie MarchSaul Bellow
82.1971Angle of ReposeWallace Stegner
83.1979A Bend in the RiverV. S. Naipaul
84.1938The Death of the HeartElizabeth Bowen
85.1900Lord JimJoseph Conrad
86.1975RagtimeE. L. Doctorow
87.1908The Old Wives' TaleArnold Bennett
88.1903The Call of the WildJack London
89.1945LovingHenry Green
90.1980Midnight's ChildrenSalman Rushdie
91.1932Tobacco RoadErskine Caldwell
92.1983IronweedWilliam Kennedy
93.1965The MagusJohn Fowles
94.1966Wide Sargasso SeaJean Rhys
95.1954Under the NetIris Murdoch
96.1979Sophie's ChoiceWilliam Styron
97.1949The Sheltering SkyPaul Bowles
98.1934The Postman Always Rings TwiceJames M. Cain
99.1955The Ginger ManJ. P. Donleavy
100.1918The Magnificent AmbersonsBooth Tarkington