Monday, February 26, 2007

Math

or maths, as they say in the old country. :<) I'm not one of those people who doesn't like math. I do. I love numbers and Numb3rs. I enjoy all that stuff. But somehow, I have forgotten how to count. Yesterday, I began working on a "page element" for my blog. It was to be a list of my TBR Challenge books. Suddenly I saw that I had 10 books, not 12. I counted over and over again. I counted the books in the photo and sure enough there were 10, the Wodehouse book having 3 books. Now, I am quite sure I know there are twelve months in a year, not ten. I just cannot imagine what I was thinking. So I added two more books to my challenge list, Last Orders by Graham Swift and a YA book, Down The Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.

5 comments:

  1. Ah, math. I got straight A's all through high school. When it came time to take an entrance exam to study at UNL (as a non-traditional student read: old), I failed miserably! Sat there with all these young kids, sitting hunched over their fancy graphing calculators (I wouldn't even know how to use one, let alone apply it to a question on a test - when did that become allowed??). Answered what little I could and sat back until someone walked up to turn in his exam. I failed miserably and was required to take a "bone-head"/remedial math course. Needless to say, my checkbook balances every single month. What more could you ask for? Who truly needs to know the quadradic equation anyway?

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  2. Two things:

    1. I sent your CD today!!!! Better late then never, right?

    2. Are you planning on doing the non-fiction 5 challenge that starts in May??? I am!!!

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  3. Geez Louise, Les, A's!! I'm impressed.

    Laura, I'm looking forward to the cd. Not late at all.

    And thanks for the non-fiction idea! I just joined, and made a little sidebar for it along with TWELVE TBR challenge books. :<)

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  4. LOL! :) I am a "math person", but I make mistakes all the time. Ehh, we're human, too!

    I stopped by to welcome you to the Non-Fiction Five Challenge. I'm so glad you joined us. You still have time to change your books and/or add alternatives if you want. :) I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to add on Mister Linky that your list is on your side bar and the name of your blog.

    Happy Reading!

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  5. Thank you, Joy, for the welcome and for adding the link. I don't think I'll change the books. I'm excited to read each of them.

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