Funny how you can feel like you aren’t watching much TV, or reading too many books, yet when you look at the list you want to share with your blog readers you realize this will not be the case. Somehow I work in reading and watching time in between the other things I need to do (which right now is mostly grading).
So let’s do an alternating list:
- Revenge of the Electric Car is an interesting look at what automakers (on the big scale and the small) are trying to do to make the electric car a viable option. I’m intrigued by the idea of the electric car, but given where I live I wouldn’t be able to own one unless they came up with quicker charging batteries and/or ones that could go longer distances. Does that also make me feel bad about not living in an area with better public transportation? Sometimes.
- I read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on my Kindle. This was a fun read, and I hope the author follows up with those characters either in sequels or prequels because they are very entertaining.
- The TV show Oddities finally showed up on Netflix and I went through the two seasons available pretty quickly. Do I have an “odd” set of items for this week? Not all, but it would be fun to try and juxtapose the seemingly normal with the odd. Fun show.
- I’m proud to be in the 2013 Poet’s Market! There are so many terrific articles in here that I can’t mention them all, but I’m glad one of my poems was included. I’m going to keep the edition in my office – not to show off me per se, but – so my students (if my Creative Writing classes make for next semester) can see places to possibly start sending their work if they are ready.
- For some reason it was a movie watching weekend in our house as we rented Prometheus finally. Kind of glad I didn’t go to see this in the theater after all because it was only OK. It was filmed beautifully, but the story itself was kind of sci-fi cliche. Makes me want to re-watch the original “Alien” though. Still a good watch for a sci-fi fan.
- Really enjoyed reading through the issue of CRATE (vol 8) literary magazine in which I had a poem. I’ll definitely submit to them again. I read quite a few poems I liked in this but probably most of all “The Day My Father Became a Bear” by Dan Lau How about this as some lovely alliteration to open: His body, a boulder breathing / on the left side of the bed.”
Perhaps that is quite enough for today. Maybe I’ll mention a few more poetry books on Thursday? Maybe I’ll actually have a poem written for you by Thursday? I don’t have much that I am working on right now. Perhaps I’m in one of those storing up times? One thing I’m playing with is a poem, a dictionary, and the N + 7 activity from Oulipo. Yeah, you can look that up and join me