Friday, August 31, 2007

First Post: What's she all about?

So, this is my first post. I decided as a way to let my friend know what I'm up to and a motivation for reading, writing and running, I thought I'd start a blog about what I'm reading and how I'm running and my thoughts on said things and other social commentary. That's all. We'll see how things thing evolve from there.

Kite Runner

How appropriate that my first running and reading blog be the book Kite Runner. I've held off on reading this book because as I've come to realize, I go in phases about my books. I was on a memoir kick, so I read three in a row. I was on a chic-lit phase, again a few in a row. I basically try to pick up something that tickles my fancy and I end up reading a series of them until I'm ready to move onto another genre.

Of course I'd heard of Kite Runner. I didn't quite know what it was about, only that it would be extremely sad and depressing. As I get older, reading or watching sad and depressing movies take a toll on my emotional healthy, so I try to scatter them out through the year. It took me a few years after the movie "Of Sand and Fog" came out for me to watch it on DVD. It's not that I don't care, it's that I care to much and I get an overwhelming sense of hopelessness when I read something like that and I feel powerless, so knowing I might be in such a mood, I tend to avoid those movies and books until I'm ready and I think with Kite Runner, I am finally ready.