Morning Meanderings…. A Run In With My Nemesis
Good morning all! How are we this morning? I am on cup of COFFEE number two, been up since 5:30 and actually feeling pretty good. I have almost shaken off the cold/flu thing entirely and am almost ready to conquer my day (after I get ready for work, warm up my car, and pack my gym bag…) 😛
So… about the post title.
Yesterday afternoon after running home quickly after 5 pm to let the dog out, fill the stove, and grab a couple of things before I was out the door again…. I stopped by my mail box and there she was.
I knew eventually we would run into each other. I mean, it is a small world and all and I had no illusion that I would continue my life happily never crossing paths again…. in fact, I suppose in some sick twisted way, I had hoped this would happen. That I would have to face her and try again to work this crazy rivalry out.
And so it happened. She was at my mailbox…. I had my mail, I ripped open a large manilla envelope while driving (kids – only trained book lovers should attempt this)… and there she was….
I may have screamed.
Honestly, this is not the first time I raved about her. And in all honesty, I agreed to this encounter. When Harper Perennial emailed me with a request to read and review Ms. Eyre… I had a mini fit, stomped my feet, slammed my laptop shut, eventually came back to the laptop, wiped away my tears and said….. “She is a difficult woman but yes, I would like to try.” (Honestly I did tell them that I have struggled trying to read her for years and would like the chance to try try TRY again).
So here we are. Jane and I in the same house. I think I will challenge myself to so many pages a week or something. Maybe baby steps is the way to go. I know many of you love her. I don’t know why she hates me…. but she does. I have never been able to read beyond the first few chapters without putting myself into a book coma. I think she has magical (and evil) powers and she drugs me…. there is no reason why I should not be able to love this book too… but this will be my fifth attempt.
Be strong for me.
Do you have any books that are considered by the world to be “Amazing!” “I couldn’t put it down!” BEST book ever!” and you sit on the sidelines mumbling, “yeah…. not so much.”
If so please share with me…. I would love to know I am not alone.
Oh – and if I disappear from the blogosphere….. remember…. I was last seen with Jane. She may be small… but she is feisty. 😯