Good morning! It’s me, Lori From Escape With Dollycas. I “met” Sheila a few years ago when she took over the It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? meme. I absolutely love her blog and she is a fantastic person. She is always busy doing something for the local library or running a race or biking somewhere. She is like the energizer bunny. I am amazed she even finds time to read a book let alone review them. But she does! And she does it so well!
Now that she and her hubby are off on a well-deserved vacation she has asked several bloggers to fill in for her Morning Meanderings. I am thrilled to be one of those asked.
I decided to talk about the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book came out on June 5, 2012. Sheila reviewed it July 27, 2012. I saw everyone was reading it and after Sheila’s review I ordered it. When it arrived I put it on the top of my TO-BE-READ stack where my oldest daughter saw and took it home with her. She kept it for a few months, failing to tell me it had made the rounds with her co-workers. She then passed it along to her sister who shared it with a couple of her friends too. It really didn’t faze me that the book was missing because I have a huge supply of books to read. Then one day I saw the movie trailer and realized I still had not read the book. I asked the girls where it was and my youngest daughter said, “It’s on my keeper shelf.” I told her since it was my book that maybe I should be able to read it before it took up residence on her shelf. She then brought me the book.
Thankfully the hard cover book was still in very good condition after all its travels. So I finally was able to read and review this book last September. You can read my review here but I had the same feelings Sheila did only she wrote it much better:
“That can’t be, ri… oh. It is.”
“Oh no he didn’t!”
“OH NO, she didnt!”
Then at the end I wanted to throw this book at the wall.
I needed to talk this through with someone so I called up my daughters and we had quite a discussion. This is not a book where you get to the end and feel the mystery is all tied up in a neat little bow. It is a book that left me feeling ‘WHAT” or as the younger generation says “WTF”! When the movie came out both daughters wanted to go and maybe they did and haven’t told me. I was too upset to go see it. I am sure the actors are wonderful but I probably would have been yelling at the screen. Very bad etiquette for a person my age 😛 I do see the movie comes out on DVD January 13. I may have to purchase it so I can yell at the screen in the privacy of my own home. Maybe I can call my daughters and we can have a movie night together. Watch out there will probably be popcorn flying. I will be sure to share it on my own blog if it happens!
Thank you Sheila for letting me blog sit today! I hope you are having a fabulous time.