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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Read and Vomit

Her Fearful Symmetry: A NovelMy friend thinks we should start a book review called "Read and Vomit".  We would review books that are really bad.  It is an intriguing idea, but that means I would have to read all those terrible books.   I can't read a Nicholas Sparks book, you know he has to be on the list.  She has voted "The Bridges of Madison County" as number one lousy.  Maybe I will add a column to the side of this blog to list stinky books.  I have one to add as a matter of fact, "The Fearful Symmetry".  PeeUw was it smelly, and I read the entire thing.  A waste of my very limited gray matter.  If you have a book to add to the list, post it in comments and I will add it to the list.  If we collectively list books, then we can save others the agony. 

The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)I am reading an excellent book, but extremely depressing.  I might have to put it down for a few days.  I am in a funk today, due to my sister leaving.  It is so nice having her around.  I love it and the kids love it.  This trip was so short, disjointed and not relaxing.  She left me the book she read on the plane ride here.  It is "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.   I do not enjoy his books.  They are too stark and depressing, this book is incredibly so.  The world has been destroyed and we follow two characters as they try to survive.  I will read it for his intense, beautiful use of words, but regret it once again for the sadness of the story.  No way will I rent this movie.

We are having another beautiful day.  I am going to finish planting some flowers.  My lettuce and rhubarb seem to be doing well.  The hummingbird feeder was hung up and now we are awaiting the first sighting.  I also bought a new patio umbrella, the old one had lived its life.  It was bleached almost entirely to white.  I bought a brightly colored one, it will spiff the place up.

1 comment:

  1. Such a bummer - Her Fearful Symmetry is on my nightstand to be read. And I loved The Time Travelers Wife. I did like American Wife. Didn't love it, but enjoyed it.