Wednesday, July 14, 2010
"I blinked back tears. "Compromise, eh?" Isn't it sad, growing up? You start off like my Charlie. You start off thinking you can kill all the baddies and save the world. Then you gt a little bit older, maybe Little Bee's age, and you realize that some of the world's badness is inside you, that maybe you're a part of it. And then you get a little bit older still, and a bit more comfortable, and you start wondering whether that badness you've seen in yourself is really all that bad at all." -- From Little Bee by Chris Cleave
One of the things I have been doing A LOT of this summer, is reading. Which I love. Infinitely inspiring, because I have read a lot of great stuff lately. At some point, I'll publish my 2010 list, but I'm hoping to add to it a little first, as January--March were sssssssllllllllllllllooooooowwwww reading months for me.
Anyway. I picked "Little Bee" up at Sam's Club a few months back. The write-up on the back sucked me in...if you see it in the store, give the back cover a read and I DARE YOU not to buy it.
The book was really good. I mean, not "Twilight" good, but I'm pretty sure no author can drag out foreplay for FOUR LONG NOVELS, like Stephanie Meyer. Being able to do that with words makes her my HERO.
And because I played some really bad golf in 90+ degree heat today (walking AND carrying my bag, no less...cue the violins), I am brain dead AND tired. So what you get, is someone else's words tonight. But I'm also curious to know if any of you have read anything good lately, because I am stalking my local library and taking my hoarding obsession to a new, public level!! So if any of you have suggestions (because I feel like lots of us are ALWAYS looking for good reads), leave them in the comments and share the love. I would love to add your favorites to the growing list of books I plan to hoard from my local library.