March 13, 2009
why suddenly do I feel authors think they have to make me cry to uplift me? and if a book seems "meaningful" why can it not be about some tragedy? today I stood reading the backs of books and a formula was definitely in evidence. are life that are normal and happy .... *shudder* boring?
my brain is starving for something that challenging and interesting, but does not make me weep. one can only read so much trash without feeling dirty and gritty and unsatisfied (much like eating cotton candy). it's all part of the reason I quit reading books on Oprah's list. even if the message was good, I was so depressed after that I couldn't function for the rest of the night.
and I mean really, was Patterson's Sundays at Tiffany even worth the paper it was written upon? and how many sad books can that hack Nicholas Sparks write? (sorry if you're a Sparks fan - but after reading two I feel like I've read them all)
so...got any recommendations.
scribbled by Char