|Now here's a book I could|
find time to read.
Because I enjoy young adult literature, I thought I might like the Twilight series. I picked up a copy at the library, and in case you are one of the three people in the farthest corners of the universe who have not actually formed an opinion of the Twilight series, let me tell you it is awful. I know it's hard to be a teenager -- why would we make life even harder for them by foisting this type of book on them?
Another really bad, really popular book is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, which for a while there was inescapable and had the American public keeping an eye out for murderous Jesuit priests everywhere, including the dairy aisle of the grocery store. My father, who I have never seen read a book for pleasure, told me he had decided to finally pick up a novel, and the one he chose was The Da Vinci Code. Why did he have to choose that particular book?!? It's as if you've somehow never seen a movie in your entire life, and the first time you buy a ticket, it's to go see The Garbage Pail Kids Movie!
|This is what my father does|
I was a little apprehensive about starting my book, because I have so little time to read these days that I only want to read books that are going to be worth my while. Fortunately, Freedom so far has turned out to be excellent. It's a very funny book, full of white well-educated liberals in the Upper Midwest, who are comically self-absorbed. I'm trying very hard not to see my own self reflected in this book, because I'm not comically self-absorbed, am I? Am I? Am I am I am I am I?
I'd forgotten how pleasant it is to sit down for a few hours and plow through 200 pages of a good book. I think I need to set more time aside for reading in my life, and I've started a list of books I want to read. I already have the next one picked out: Garbage Pail Kids, The Book.