Wednesday, September 8, 2010

RIP Hermione

Just in case you weren't aware that I was a huge nerd (in which case, where have you been?!), my computer's name was Hermione. As in Hermione Granger, the bushy haired nerd from the Harry Potter books. Anyways, Hermione needs yet another new motherboard, a power supply and honestly paying for them when I plan on getting a new computer in December seems silly.

Goodbye dear Hermione, you were a good heating pad, a slow piece of very breakable crap that gave me anxiety attacks with every crash during the school year--but I loved you anyways because you were my piece of crap.

She officially died late last week and since then I have read 3 books: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (David Sedaris), Changing Places (David Lodge).   The Heart is a Lonely Hunter book is stunning but the tone of it is so lonely that reading it alone in your studio apartment late at night is bound to get you down. The other two were good but nothing I probably would have chosen for myself.  They just seemed like filler. Not pure fluff, not intellectually stimulating, just something to pass the time from after dinner until I go to bed.  Last night I even found myself vaguely wishing that my TV worked. Making up my own dialogs to Korean TV shows is always fun...

I want new books.

Dear Amazon (or any other bookseller that ships to Korea),
Do you want to randomly decide to hold a sweepstakes and send me 20 books of my choice? Pretty please? I'll even write reviews for your website!
Love,
A bibliophile estranged from a library.

5 comments:

Mr. Awesomecool said...

I love David Sedaris. And his sister too.

Alex said...

I read his Christmas book a month ago and it it made me giggle aloud. I think I was just disappointed that the book didn't make me laugh even though I enjoyed it.

Rachel S said...

By the way... I just got a Kindle (remember me gushing over my husbands a couple of years ago?) Very thin, and now I can carry lots of books with me. I know you can't do in Korea. Too Bad.

Computers are so frustrating. They are supposed to make our life easier, but they always end up taking up more time with tech stuff than anything else. Grrrrrrr.

Earl "Trame" Davids said...

if you are in need of books and don't want the wait and expenses of overseas shipping, I recommend www.whatthebook.com

It's a seoul based bookstore that has a pretty decent selection of english titles (ie, they had a copy of Lucifer's Hammer...now that's fairly obscure for a korean bookstore) and they ship it within a couple days. you can pay via an atm too which is convenient.

eraponte said...

That was the most moving eulogy for an electronic I have ever read. Seriously, to tears. Why Electro-God? Why her?

Oh, and home-made dubbed Korean TV is the BEST!