I've been having a difficult time getting into a book and finishing a book. It's been that way most of the year. I don't know why.
I'm proud to tell you that I started a book and finished a book in a matter of a week or two. I didn't like the book but I did finish it because it was like a car wreck where you are twisting your neck to see what's going on while you drive past.
The Dinner by Herman Koch
When I bought this book it was covered with brown paper with descriptive words written on the front. A book store in town has a three foot section of books like this to “surprise” you. On a recent trip downtown to have lunch with my honey I went in for a walk about and came out with two books wrapped in mysterious brown paper.
I thought that damn book wasn't going to ever end. I was totally disappointed. Perhaps because I am a mom I read the book with different eyes and opinions. Cringe.
That's what I get for not READING the back of the book to see what it was about. Maybe I shouldn't buy books covered in brown paper anymore. BUT they always say not to judge a book by its cover.
After finishing that book I went in search of a book that I knew would be spectacular!
I started reading War and Peace. You cannot go wrong with Tolstoy.
Can I get a woot woot?
What's even better is that I've been reading parts to my six year old daughter and teaching her some french words.
Cause that's how I roll.