Random

I spent today at The Camp House drinking coffee and working on curriculum. This is one of my new favorite spots in town. It’s on the southside, which I am beginning to prefer to the northside….but that’s another matter. The place is open, airy, bright and there is free parking under the tree out front =) Aaron makes a FABULOUS pour over and he knows literally everything about coffee, so I know I am in good hands as far as coffee is concerned. Also, I am pretty sure they are going to begin having live music at night…although I am not sure when. Overall, great place to be.

Oh, played a little pick-up kickball yesterday. Chattanooga Adult Sports did a great job of doing a shout out to any bored people in town who wanted to play an old school favorite. It was fun, definitely hot, but fun! I think we had around 20+ people show, which was cool. They are hosting another event on Saturday, BEACH VOLLEYBALL!! Which is going to rock! I’m super excited.

Um, so what’s the deal with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library not having any ebooks? ALL the surrounding counties and their libraries have a great selection, but alas we are out of the loop. I would love to head up a project at the library that would enable card holders to access all the digital books that are floating around our world. Not that I have any idea how to do that; I would just love to see it done. I have some classics on my Reader, but I am looking for some newer material that I do not have to be committed to for forever. I recently had some bad experiences with the New York Times bestseller list, and it has forever made me leery of purchasing a book without first borrowing it, reading it, and THEN deciding that it needs to be in my collections……yes, Water For Elephants, I am referring to you… =) Maybe within the next year or two we will upgrade to the world of ebooks. Until then, free classics it is! Oh, and it’s totally better to read a lot of those classics before the media spoils them. Like Frankenstein and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Sherlock Holmes….WAY better to read them first then to be misled by modern cinema. Don’t let me convince you; be your own judge.

2 Responses to Random

  1. Krista DiBlanca says:

    Jessica! I love your blog! It’s like you’re here, and we’re talking over cream puffs. But I feel bad- was I the one who suggested Water for Elephants? I read it ages ago, but I had really enjoyed it. It ruined all circus going for me, but I REALLY liked the end. However, I’m pretty much illiterate right now, Annie stole my brain! I read about a million and one parenting books, and not nearly enough classics anymore. Any good suggestions?

    • JessicaGinese says:

      haha, no I don’t think you suggested Water for Elephants, and the storyline was okay, there was just a lot of unneeded sex, well at least I thought so. Great topic to write a novel about though. As far as suggestions go, have you read Fever by Laurie Anderson? It’s a young adult book, but I loved it. Also, Louise Lowry’s The Silent Boy is another of my favorites, also young adult literature. Feed was good, don’t remember who wrote that though. Those aren’t really “classics” though… The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde is short and very interesting. Also Frankenstein was very good and not too long. I read Crime and Punishment and really enjoyed it, but it’s a tough read. Oh, Animal Farm was super interesting…Hope that helps!