so, i started listening to “unbroken” by laura hillenbrand. i might give away some of the plot, if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing… anyway, i started listening to this book, which is incredibly compelling. sort of like watching a twenty car pile up. so i listened to the guy running races and then i listened to him on the raft in the shark infested water and then when the story didn’t end there, i couldn’t stomach it. yes, folks, it’s true. i quit listening to a book. (curiously, i find it easy to stop listening to a book, but not as easy to stop reading a hard copy.) i just could not stand the stress of the guy (see, i don’t even remember his name) being a POW and going through questioning, etc. i can’t believe they made this into a movie. yikes. don’t want to see it.
moving on, i reread an old favorite, “far from the
madding crowd” by thomas hardy. i love this book for so many reasons. i love that thomas hardy wasn’t all doom and gloom, that he could write an incredibly real love story, without going all jane austen. i love the language: i could fawn over hardy’s sentences all day. you have my permission to read this book as many times as you want. you’re welcome.