Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I finally finished Goodnight Nobody (by Jennifer Weiner) and it was good but not great. She is not a mystery writer and should not pretend to be one in writing.

I just wanted to alert you all to my next book of choice. After watching, and loving, the movie Capote I was inspired to go out and buy "In Cold Blood." I have been warned that this book is not my kind of book, but I have started it--which in my world these days means I got three pages in--and I hope to finish it (sometime in the year 2007). It is a cultural icon that I should be aware of and I figure the book would be easier for me than the movie, but we shall see. Of course, I am now having flashbacks of the Friends episode where Joey had to keep The Shining in the freezer because he was so afraid while reading it. I have never been afraid while reading a book, but nothing scary ever happens in the books that I read.

I found it ironic that in the movie, (which is all about Capote writing "In Cold Blood,") while he is obsessing and whining and being completely neurotic, his sidekick is writing one of the best books ever written. His sidekick is Harper Lee and he asks her about that "little bird book" she is writing a couple of times. Maybe I will just go read "To Kill a Mockingbird" again.