Sunday, September 28, 2008
I should be packing, but instead I've spent most of the morning engrossed in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
I have to say though, that I am not reading this because of she who shall not be named. Once again, I'm a little peeved at the O woman. Every once in awhile I succumb and buy one her magazines, usually because there is something about books. This month I bought the Home magazine, which featured articles about books. Then I got pissed off when I read the caption under one article, which claims she (and yes, I'm going to write this whole post without typing her actual name) is the "woman who got America reading."
Oh please. Spare me your ego. And the knowledge that you have your own personal librarian.
My boss gave me this book before I even knew it was the diva's latest claim to fame. So I'm happy to report I don't have to look at her name on cover. Which is a good thing, because at 562 pages, I have the feeling I'll be looking at it for awhile.
Yesterday I finished The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Oscar and Edgar could not be anymore different, and I'm talking about both the books and the characters. Fortunately, they both make for good reading, so I've been enjoying my current book choices.
And now, I really need to get on with the packing. I'll out of town for a training all week, so I have to pack both work clothes and comfortable clothes, and books, because it's important to have all the comforts of home to console you when you don't even want to be away from home.