Early Monday Mornings

This week I have been ever so slightly reading “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. The book is 280 pages long and I have only gotten through about 15 pages so far. Of course I know the basic story of Frankenstein, but I have never read the full version of the story to get all the extra details that I’ve missed. I remember in elementary school around 3rd or 4th grade I read a ‘dumbed’ down children’s version of the book, but remember little to no detail about it. So far, through the short portion of the novel that I have read, the book has definitely intrigued me. The main character Viktor Frankenstein is portrayed less as a crazy scientist like I was first lead to believe, and more of a curious intelligent, yet troubled young man. The book has done a great job so far of giving the reader details into Viktor’s mind and thought process.

“One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.”

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Currently It is 6:30 AM. I am very tired and not looking forward to the rest of the school work I have left to do before I leave for class. As I write this report I am really struggling to keep my eyes open and pay attention to what I am writing. I guess it’s my fault though. I procrastinated to this point, so I must suffer the consequences. Also, I am very worried about my math project do this week. I’m really not sure on some of the material so I know that it’s going to be a headache and a half. I always tell myself that I should do some work a head of time so I don’t have to stress, wake up at the crack of dawn, and rush to complete my work, but I feel that I work the best under pressure. As much as I’d like to believe I can sit down and do the work at any moment in time, I know that if i try, I’ll day dream and slack off and not get anything accomplished.

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Monday Blue’s

Monday’s are awful. To combine with my awful Monday, I am reading “The Principle of the Path” by Andy Stanley to make it even worse. Why does this add to my disappointment of Mondays? Well, it’s because I really do not enjoy reading books. I don’t know what it is, but I just cannot bring myself to sit down and read unless I absolutely have to. I feel overwhelmed with a new book and that makes it hard to start reading. There is just something about it that irritates me to the max.

I have only read the introduction and the first 5 pages of chapter one of “The Principle of the Path.” With my deep seeded hatred for books in mind, I would consider the small introductory portion of the work I read as something that draws my attention. I like the style the book is written in.The Author is using his life and personal accounts in combination with his own rhetoric and suggestions. As I read the introduction Monday morning, I noticed how down to earth the author seemed. That sounds cliche, but it’s the best way I can describe what I felt. After reading the intro, I decided to stop and rest because I was beginning to not feel well from the intense food poisoning I endured over the weekend.

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“And some roads are better left untraveled. That’s what this book is about.”

BY THE WAY: To top off my wonderful Monday, I am also recovering from food poisoning! I spent pretty much the whole weekend, which just so happened to be my birthday weekend, with my face burred in a toilet. All of Saturday and Sunday consisted of laying in bed suffering from dehydration, dizziness, chills, sweats, and everything else entailed with dying from food poisoning. It got so bad, my mom almost took me to the hospital because I couldn’t keep anything down and was so dehydrated. All in all, I’m feeling 1000% better and ready to take on the rest of the week.

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