Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Really, George? Really?

I wasn't planning on posting again until I actually had a review, but I have something a need to say.

Did George Lucas really need to write a book that was 976 pages? Well, did he?

Apparently not, because he didn't write it. It was written by a guy named Alex Ben Block and a lady named Lucy Autrey Wilson.

If I were them, I would be mad that when my book was featured on The Daily Show, I didn't even get to talk with Jon Stewart about it. And George Lucas didn't even act like he wanted to be there.

But, the book looks interesting, so I guess I won't complain that I have to read it. Or at least I won't complain that much.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here I go!

I haven't gotten the opportunity to read Michael Pollan's Food Rules yet-- seeing as the interview was only an hour ago-- but I am ready and raring to go. I've requested the book through Interlibrary Loans, Jon Stewart says it can be read in an hour, and I love rules (it goes along with loving games). What could be better?

Plus, Food Rules is one of those books I never would have picked up on my own. Expanding my book repertoire is another motivation for this project. This fall, I will begin going to school to become a public librarian, and the bigger range of books I'm familiar with, the better. The Daily Show often features science and history books, genres where my experience is lacking, and my Daily Shill mission will certainly help fill in those blanks.

And George Lucas tomorrow. I anticipate talk of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. That'll be great.