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1 May 2010

Bookpost.

Written by sally @ 9:14 am — Section: sally

1. I just read Julie Klausner’s I Don’t Care About Your Band, and whatever feeling that the first few chapters gave me that I was going to love the book were killed around the time Julie tells us that when she gave her first blow job, she felt like she was coming home. I think she is allegedly empowering herself by revealing the gross, sad details of her dating life, but it doesn’t come off that way; it just comes off as gross and sad. While there are some really funny parts, I found the whole thing to be incredibly depressing. I had to unfollow her on Twitter, too.

2. I am currently reading the opposite of a humor book about someone’s romantic misadventures, which is Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth From the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein. It’s really interesting, but I find myself wishing that Mary Roach had written it instead. Oh, the zingers in the footnotes that she would’ve come up with regarding Dr. William Smellie and the term “laudable pus”! I also found a great typo: “William of Orange took over the thrown” (26). Yes! I love finding typos!

3. Books I have recently checked out of the library, but became bored with after 50 pages or so, include:
Shiksa Goddess by Wendy Wasserstein. I’ve been wanting to read this for years. What a disappointment! It just….wasn’t funny.
Scenes from a Marriage (the teleplay) by Ingmar Bergman. Got tired of the smug man in the first scene.
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving. Stupid book flap! Had I not read the book flap, I would’ve made it farther in before overwhelming depression crushed me. The first scene is depressing, but knowing that it’s ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE gave me no incentive to keep going. I still have Until I Find You rotting on my bookshelf anyway.

4. I just got a copy of The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, but it’s kind of a heavy book and I am sick in bed and it’s a little unwieldy. That’s a pretty lame reason not to read a book I’ve been wanting to read for awhile, but I never said I wasn’t lame.

2 Responses to “Bookpost.”

  1. SaraLeah said:

    4. It is a rather large book, isn’t it. But definitely bedside reading, very entertaining. I love the first several letters from Evelyn while he was stationed in Croatia. Especially the letter where he describes betting Randolph (Churchill) 20 pounds that he (Churchill)can’t read the Bible in a fortnight. I actually think that is one of my favorite letters in the whole collection. But there are so many great letters with wonderful banter. Oh! Which reminds me. Have you read Don’t Tell Alfred or The Blessing?

  2. Sally said:

    Another typo: grassroutes.