Yeah, boring title, right?
Now you're all going back to the title to read it, because if you're anything like me (and I'm totally full of myself and thinking, how could anyone not wanna be like me?), you don't really read the titles.
Titles are hard. Especially when you've been up since 630ish and have been go go go go go since then.
So, there's this thing that I do in my spare (ha) time, it's called reading. I haven't done much of it since I was about 5 months pregnant. Basically because, when you're pregnant (or at least when I'm pregnant), you have to re-read the same page about 20 times before you realize what the first sentence means. Serious. I had such a weirdo brain when I was pregnant.
Then, when packing my bag for the hospital, the check list said to bring a book to pass the time.
Pretty sure whoever made that list had never been in labour.
Either way, I did bring a book. But I didn't read any of it at the hospital.
Then we went home with a newborn baby. That we were supposed to take of all by ourselves. With no instruction manual.
Who would of had time to read it though, really?
So basically, what I'm sayin' is, I haven't picked up a book until now. Which is very abnormal for me, since I really love to read. I just love words. Obvious to you if you've ever met me, because I talk. A lot.
That was my long winded way of getting to my main point.
My friend, C, loaned me her copy of
"The Help." The Help The Help
Some book about slaves.
I don't remember from high school english how to write out a title of a book. Is it with quotation marks? An underline? In italics?
Probably all three right? ok.
Pretty sure I am killing all the english teachers right now who are probably screaming at the computers about how dumb I am and I shouldn't even be writing since I don't know the proper rules
Back to the book.
I am usually very wary about reading books that have become huge hits and been made into movies. Mostly because they usually suck. Or they're really sappy. Or they're just to generalized for me.
There are a few exceptions to my rule, but not often. I prefer books that are not on any lists. Sometimes the writing just seems more, I dunno, awesome.
Like this blog.
By the way, can you totally tell my mind is all over the place today? What's up with that?
Anyway, EVERYBODY is talking about this book and how AMAZING it is and how it's SO UPLIFTING and it makes you want to BAWL your eyes out.
When people say this I nod and smile and think, "You're an idiot. Another opiate for the masses"
Is that how that saying goes? I dunno. Sounds good though.
So when my friend loaned me the book, I had my doubts. Only 75% of my usual amount though, because this friend also happens to be a librarian and well read. Like me. So maybe she wasn't being a lame follower. But there was still my aversion to the "popular" stuff there.
So, basically, what it boils down to was, I wasn't sure.
Well, I've read the first 16 chapters, and I have to say, I'm impressed.
I am actually enjoying it.
I dunno if maybe I'm just a mum now, and maybe my taste in books has changed, because my brain sure has, or maybe it really is that good of a book. Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Oh, Rhett Butler. Swoon!!
I think this book is pretty awesome. I haven't finished it, obviously, so there is still room for it to go down the tubes, but so far, I'm really enjoying it. I'm actually a little scared to see the movie. Because, as you all know, movie adaptations 95% of the time, suck a lot. Like. A lot a lot.
Time Traveler's Wife?
Need I say more?
Which I will.
SERIOUSLY? How could they ruin one of my all time favorite books by turning it into one of the worst films of all time? Why? Why did you have to do that to me, Hollywood? Do you really just not want to be my friend anymore? Because you're pushing it, buddy. Especially with all the Potter movies. GAH.
I think you should all go find a copy of the book and read it. I think it's worth it.
Also, I think maybe I need a nap.
Man, Aislynn's been asleep for 45 minutes. Do you know how awesome that is?
Thanks for stopping by!