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I don’t feel like writing today, so I am giving myself five minutes to tie in the BOOK theme with Gypsy Mama’s five-minute friday theme of “catch.”
The last comment I received in my inbox was from someone who was slightly embarrassed the book they’ve been meaning to read was Water for Elephants. Being that it was popular a few years ago and not right now, I suppose. I feel the same way, often. I did read Water for Elephants a few years ago (pre-movie), but often there are books where I fall behind the times, catching that ball long after it has lost its bounce.
No one is talking about The Kite Runner anymore. Life of Pi, Wicked, My Sister’s Keeper? Even fewer words about them.
(Can I have an extra minute? I just had to go kill a big nasty spider crawling on our ottoman. SHUDDER.)
When it comes to popular fiction, you catch the wave as it comes. Perhaps for those of you like me, you take pride if you catch it at the beginning and can say with airs, “Oh yes. I’ve ALREADY read that one.”
Yes, I am a book snob. It horrified me how long it took me to read The Help and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. AFTER the movies were being made – or even out. The ultimate shame.
This is one thing about myself that is laughable but true. How ridiculous am I, about something so insignificant? I’d never look down at anyone else for being slightly behind the times, and yet I beat myself up about it.
I have a complex.