||[Jan. 10th, 2006|02:11 pm]
i just decided that i'm going to keep track of every book i read. the decision was just made because i realized as i was about to start this entry that i don't remember the last book that i read.
anyway, the point of this entry was to talk about the book i'm currently reading, called the constant gardener by john le carre. it's very, very good. you may have heard of the movie, which just recently was released. i haven't seen it yet, of which i am glad, since i usually prefer to read the book before i see the movie into which it has been adapted. my dad always raved about john le carre's books in the past, and how marvelously intricate they were, but i never really tried reading them. the constant gardener is no exception. it took me a bit to get into it, since the beginning is a little slow, but in retrospect i now realize that it's just the author's style of slowly sprinkling bits of the plot until finally he immerses you in it, and you begin to experience it just as some of the characters do.
i'm taking an acting class this semester. i was somewhat apprehensive about it, since there tends to be such an odd mix of people in my college classes. i knew that if the people in the class were awkward, it would be quite boring, especially since it's from 6:00 to 9:50 on monday nights. but i'm quite excited about it now that i attended the first class. i got a very good vibe from all the students in it, and it appears as though it's going to be a lot of fun.
also, netflix is terribly addicting. my mom signed up for it recently, and this morning i spent like an hour browsing all their movies and rearranging my queue.