What I’ve Been Reading

Last week at work, I read the Children’s Internet Protection Act and New York’s open meeting laws. I’ll be starting off this week reading a tax booklet on how tax exempt status works in NYS.

Which all goes to say I deserve a gold star. Maybe even two.

At home, I’m reading A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin and hating Joffrey more than I’ve hated anyone real or fictional, ever. I’ve always felt that violent books do not encourage violence, but in my head, I have assassinated Joffrey several times now. I just feel like he has no redeeming qualities and has to go.

I’m not sure increasing my familiarity with the tax code is going to help this situation, yet I persevere.

6 Comments

  1. Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    I just stayed up way too late reading Sara Zarr’s latest book, The Lucy Variations. Amazing. I’m looking forward to asking her about it when I see her this weekend.

  2. adrienne
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip–I just grabbed it off our new shelf! Now if I could just finish that second Game of Thrones book…

  3. tanita
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I’ve not started any George R.R. Martin ANYTHINGS because I am so afraid of series that aren’t finished – I don’t want to be that person slavering and pushing the author to BE DONE ALREADY!!

    ALso, I think HBO generally ruins author’s chances at finishing anything in a coherent manner, so I want to be sure the thing is done and WORTH reading.

    Or, wait, is this not the same as Game of Thrones?

  4. adrienne
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Yes, it is Game of Thrones, and it is unfinished. I resisted for a long time because I am also trying to avoid series that are not yet finished, but here I am, reading the thing.

  5. Heidi
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Reading the tax law is like reading philosophy. You read a sentence, sit back and ponder it for a while, read the next sentence, and mull over how it relates to the last sentence and if anyone other than you has even ever read this…and what if anything does it mean to you – and the rest of the world.

  6. adrienne
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    This reading has been making me wonder why they write laws the complicated way they do and not more plainly. There must be a reason, but it seems to me that making the laws as clear as possible is what would make it most likely that they’ll be followed. Maybe they should start giving all lawmakers and lawyers copies of Strunk and White.

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