Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, day 31:
31) A book that everyone else seems to love except me
Once again, I turned to Goodreads to review my lower-starred books to see what I didn’t love that others did. I don’t have many one-star books, although “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen is one. I tried to listen to it on audio and was very turned off and disturbed by it immediately so I couldn’t even attempt a finish. That was a long time ago. And I don’t know anyone who loves that book, although I’m sure that people do.
Other books that I gave three-stars to that I think others loved more than me (my three-stars means I liked it – not a great book in my eyes) would include “Lovely Bones” and “The Secret Life of Bees.” I am probably going to re-read “The Secret Life of Bees,” because it is on my nephew’s 9th grade English syllabus and I’d like to read it with him, and maybe I’ll have a different reaction this time. I listened to this on audio, and sometimes that is a very different experience than reading the book. I may have been distracted during my commute by things going on at home or at work and so I didn’t give the book my full attention. I’ll try it again.
#31 on my list was: Buy a good bra. Yes, up until this time, I did my lingerie shopping at Target. Nothing wrong with that, I’m sure, but I hadn’t had a proper fitting in ages, so I took myself to Victoria’s Secret and bought a few bras that actually fit good. Last fall I hosted a bra party with a friend from Preston, and so there were bra fittings going on upstairs in my house! It was a blast and that bra is amazing (and should be for the price!).
Weird, good stuff. 🙂
Off to read!