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Quiet pursuits

You know, outside of my job and this blog, I don't have much of a social life. Sometimes I mind so I end up going out, shopping and eating a fancy meal by myself - come to think of it that's rather counterintuitive, no? I just get more bothered. But sometimes, like today, I'd rather just stay home and apply myself to quieter pursuits. It's more fulfilling and ultimately less painful on my wallet lol.

I got two new books from Fully Booked the other day: One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell and Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King.

With One Fifth Avenue, I was looking for the usual chic lit stuff: witty if not funny, romantic, a little slapstick, escapist to the core. But the book comes off as a pretentious commentary on the lives of the rich and famous in New York. It's dry and bitter and all the characters are irritating. I've read other dry and bitter books before, but some of them had soul. A profound point to make. One Fifth Avenue fell terribly short of these things.

Right now I'm just trying to finish it just so I wouldn't feel that I just wasted my money. Who knows, it may even get better! But who am I kidding. I haven't gotten the chance to read the Stephen King book yet but I'll get to it as soon as I can't tolerate One Fifth Avenue anymore.

One other thing I'm spending a lot of my free time on is Fable 2 on my Xbox 360. It's absolutely amazing! Albion is a beautiful world, and there are just so many things to do (and slay), houses and businesses to buy and rent out, and of course the story itself is engrossing. If you have an Xbox or Playstation, you should definitely play Fable 2 if you haven't yet.

And that's it! XP Have a great weekend, folks!

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