Monday, January 25, 2010
It seems that crutches have done one very impressive thing in my life so far: ensure that I am behind on everything! Argh! I do not do the whole "just let it go" thing very well. But, I am going to catch up! Too bad my legs already are throbbing this morning. Awesome.
Okay, so back to the books. A couple of days ago I finished My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters, by Sidney Salter. I picked it up at the library after reading a few other reviews, but I was mainly just thinking it was one of those "research" books that really isn't to my taste. And I was wrong. Totally wrong. It was seriously funny, and after laughing my way through most of it, I cried toward the end. For most of the book, I enjoyed Jory's (the MC) narrative, but didn't actually connect with her. I'm much more of a Megan, for those of you who have read the book (with the exception of the whole drunken lunch episode). But when Jory yells at her mom about self-image? Yeah, I was totally there. My mom's the exact same way, and both my sister and I struggle with this all the time. Hit me pretty hard, actually.
Anyhow, I had to return the book, but I'll just say that I had too many favorite lines. The book was a hilarious read. Check it out!