ps (that stands for PRE-SCRIPT it's the note before the real thing starts)
i want so badly to put a picture at the beginning of each post
but lately someone won't let me
i'm not naming any names
but it's in the website address of this blog
& it's not emily or ruth
they are always very accomidating of my pictures
though not so much of my spelling errors all over the place
& truth be told ruth can't stand the all-lower-case-letters thing
she was a grammar champ you know...
but i still love them
both of them
could you talk to blogspot for me, girls?
see if he could let me post a picture
just a little one?
& i promise
no headless children
so i'm re-reading one of my most favorite books ever
encyclopedia of an ordinary life
i only just read it last year i think it was...
& it is my pick for my book club book
i think it's scheduled for may or something...
i like to read
i love to read, actually
but i have a hard time reading new books
or books that aren't like all of the books i like or something
i have been in this book club since it started
it was my idea to start it, in fact
i had been reading oprah's book club books
(remember when she recomended one every month?)
& i was feeling like
i wanted to talk to someone about them
& i mentioned it to my darling angie
& she was off like a shot on that track
she makes flyers
& schedules the meetings
& collects ratings of each book by each reader
& sends out emails detailing what our group thinks of the book
& each email is written in the style that the book was written
just go back & read that last bit again
i am so serious about this
she really does that
& it is the funniest thing ever
i don't even read half the books but i always read the summeries she sends
& i am so happy that she does all of this
God knows i would have made some cute flyers
& never scheduled a thing
& sent an email full of spelling errors & lowercase letters
in the syle of crazed stay at home mom
(emily & ruth would have dropped out immediately on principle)
she is a firecracker that one
don't suggest anything to her unless you want it done up right:)
that first year
i read one book
the one i got to choose
the secret life of bees
i gave it the highest rating of anyone
& then i never read another book again
okay so i didn't read another book club book again until the next year
& i don't know where i'm going with this
except to say that
i have a new book to read right now
it's whatever our book is for this month
& technically i don't actually HAVE it
but it is available for me to go find
if i choose
& yet i am rereading a book that i will most likely again reread in may
i do not know.
it is familiar
& i know it doesn't take a lot of concentration?
because the unknown books that i have read
like bel canto & blindness made me feel icky & bored or both?
when i don't read most of the book club books
i say it is because
i have no time to read
but of course i do.
i have time right now
but if i stopped writing
then you wouldn't have anything to read
& i am nothing if not your loving friend
bringing you things read daily
i know you are readers because
when i listed my three favorite books
you all flooded my comments with your favorites
(& i loved it)
unlike when i listed my favorite tv shows
to which i got one comment.
from my sister.
should i disguise a new book with the cover of an old book i have?
sleep with a new book under my pillow until it becomes familiar?
make little copies of the cover of the book
& have them pop out all over the house at unexpected moments...
'just going to make some toast...'
shazzam! out pops 'cane river'
& i shake my head & look into the camera as if to say
'oh, that zany pop-up book cover got me again'?
or just leave myself the h alone & read whatever i want whenever i want
without feeeling the need to analize it to death?
that last one actaully seems like a nice option...
thank you, doctor
this has been a very productive session
see you next tuesday...