March 27th, 2004


Left Brain; Right Brain (Stolen from My Cousin's Husband)

This is one of the strangest things I have ever encountered.

Left brain, right brain.

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.

This WILL drive you crazy.

Well, it isn't driving me crazy, but I CAN'T keep the leg going the other way...

Books To Look For

The Messenger Lois Lowry 169 pp. A follow-up to The Giver and Gathering Blue. She can do amazing things in such a short amount of pages.

Loved The Giver, so must locate the other two.

Wild About Horses, Lawrence Scanlan

Birth of the Firebringer, by Meredith Ann Pierce
Okay. This is a young adult fantasy novel in which both the protagonist and the point-of-view character are unicorns. That said, it's really good for what it is, and was one of my favorite books the year I was 11. I reread it today and it did not suffer for the years intervening, but I am awfully good at suspension of disbelief. It also belongs on the list of "Books I've Decided Shaped My Budding Theological Instincts When I Was Too Young To Notice." For whatever that's worth.

2004-04-11 18:43 (link)
She also wrote two sequels: Dark Moon and The Son of Summer Stars. Also very good.