Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bibliophile Related Ecstasy

I joined a book club! An expat in Seoul actually paid for an ad on Facebook, aimed at expats living in and around Seoul about a book club. The Jamsil Expat Book Club (Jamsil is a neighborhood in Seoul) to be precise.

The first and last time I was ever in a book club was when I was maybe 11 or 12 and I joined the group at our local library. The books were fine but I was the only one under the age of 40 who showed up. When I was in 9th or 10th grade I think there were other options at the bigger library but they were reading Young Adult books and things I had moved past when I was 9. That's not to say that I don't still read them on occasion (can we say Harry Potter obsession much) but I don't really want to sit around and discuss them.

In conclusion: I'm over the moon about having something to do on a week night that does not involve teaching. The first book looks like it's going to be I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Young-ha Kim, a Korean author.

Awkward timing: I need more books to read for the upcoming week and all I have left is a 19th century book that I'm just not in the mood for. Salsa Boy got an interesting Sartre book but if I'm going to read Sartre, I'd much rather read it in the original French. Normally, I'd go restock on Saturday morning but I'm GOING TO THE DMZ. Super excited though a tiny bit nervous. There will most definitely be a picture loaded blog post (assuming blogger isn't being EVIL) on Sunday or Monday.

Random: I finished yet another journal and the only decent replacement notebook I found at the supermarket (I didn't have time to go to a fancy stationary store) was one that says "Manchester United" on the cover. I am officially British and a football fan. It was between that and Hello Kitty. Despite my 6 year old class's zeal for anything Hello Kitty I really don't want to carry a notebook with a giant cartoon kitten on the cover around with me. Especially since I am known to pull out my journal and start writing at bars...on a Saturday.


Josh said...

You are a hilarious little dorkus!

Gently Spoken said...

"and start writing at bars...on a Saturday" ... Nice :)

Alex said...

Why thank you!