Thursday, September 4, 2008

Yawn...

I haven't been sleeping well this week...or have been waking up (or woken by the cats) very early in the morning. So I am sort of dragging. Must have done too much last weekend.

There was nothing that thrilled me in the Loopy Ewe's new stuff this week. Well, I take that back. There was stuff that I liked a lot but I found the will power to not order anything...really, I just had to look around at the bags of yarn I already have. So I took some of that money and donated to Obama's campaign. I so want this man in the White House.

Current Reads

I haven't been writing much about what I've been reading because...well, I'm not sure why. I've read some good stuff. I heartily recommend The Likeness. The whole situation is highly improbable, but once you decide to accept it, the book is so well written it's really enjoyable.

I tried a Karin Slaughter mystery. Dear God, it was awful. The woman is a terrible writer. I didn't bother adding that to my list, as it was so bad I only read a few chapters.

In the last 24 hours, I gobbled down this book called Inside Out Girl. Here's a brief synopsis...spoilers ahead....

This is the story of Rachel, over-protective (she is still cutting her children's grapes in half) single mom to Dusty (her 12 year old son who is a skateboarder) and Janie (her 14 year old daughter, who is struggling with her realization that she's gay and with her crush on the girl next door). In the opening chapters, Rachel meets Len, a widower with a 10 year old daughter, Olivia, who suffers from Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Len and Rachel begin dating, causing Rachel's kids great embarrassment as they both attend the same school as Olivia, the social outcast. Rachel struggles in her relationship with Olivia because she reminds her of the Down Syndrome daughter she gave up for adoption at age 18.

And now?! Len has a brain tumor...and 1 to 2 years to live! And then, Olivia saves the girl next door by screaming as she's being abducted!

And yet...it's compulsively readable.

2 comments:

Oh Brother said...

I recommend that you read some J. S. Surtees . . .

Rooie said...

Not really up for fox-hunting right now...