If this post is short and boring it's the fault of the three fat books I picked up at the library today. They are stacked in front of me on the bed and they look so tempting and delicious. It's been a while since I read a Real Book, you know? Unless a string of murder mysteries counts. (I LOVE MURDER MYSTERIES.) And because I know you people and I know you want to know, my books are
and The Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan, about investigating Medjugorje. I was reading some stuff about Medjgorje on some Catholic blogs and someone recommended reading this book. Did I tell you I read a book called The Rite? About exorcism? Which I think was reviewed in Time or something like that, where I read about it and immediately put it on hold at the library? If you are at all interested in the Weirder Side Of Church (like me!) that book is a FASCINATING READ.
(And now you are all unsubscribing from this blog. I know. I'm sorry. I DIG THAT STUFF. If it qualifies for a segment on Unsolved Mysteries I am IN, and the churchier the better.)
Oh, and all of this reminds me that I got a few chapters into The Time Traveler's Wife on our trip and WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THAT BOOK? A friend of mine loaned it to me a year or so ago and I tried reading it then. I know I didn't get very far because I didn't remember a single thing. It's just... I don't know. It's kind of like how you keep thinking Twilight is going to get better, but it doesn't, the writing is as lame at the end as it is at the beginning. Except with The Time Traveler's Wife you have no desire to keep reading. (I am still stymied by the Twilight series. Why was I compelled to give up four days of my life to read all four books when I hated EVERY CHARACTER?) Anyway. Was not impressed. Will probably go see the movie anyway because I've had a crush on Rachel McAdams since Mean Girls. Also, Eric Bana was ten kinds of awesome in Funny People.
Except, The Notebook? With Rachel McAdams? BAAAAARRRRRF.
(Now the REST of you are unsubscribing from my website.)
You know, I actually had things to say, but I can't remember now because I got all upset about The Time Traveler's Wife.
Oh, and ANOTHER book I thought I would read because I wanted to see the movie and I always want to read the book before I see the movie: Atonement. Elizabeth sent me this book and I thought it would be good. BUT IT WASN'T. Not because the writing was bad, it was just LONG and PRETENTIOUS and I could skip 40 pages at a time and NOT MISS A THING. And I never saw the movie.
Anyway, I think I'm going to read The Luxe first because I happened to catch an NYC Prep marathon on Bravo and I'm already in that teen queen Gossip Girl frame of mind.