Monday, January 9, 2012


The other day, right here, on this blog, I posed the question, "When was the last time I tried something new?"
I have an answer.

I have been reading an entirely new genre of literature this winter. 
I blame this entirely on Danica.
Nothing like someone from a younger generation to push you towards something you've never tried before.

First, her and I both read THE HOST, which was totally fun.

It took about 100 pages for me to care about any of the characters, but once I did, I zipped through the rest of the book. I enjoyed it.

Next, she (Dani) recommended I read the Eragon series ... 4 books.

This is the author:

He was 15 years old when he wrote Eragon. (His family published it the first time. After that, a publisher picked it up. And the rest is history.)

This was a struggle for me. Not one to embrace worlds of magicians, dwarves, elves, and dragons - getting 'into' the first book took awhile. But once I finished it, I got lost in book 2 almost immediately.

... which kept me captive til the end.
I'm looking forward to Book 3 (Brisingr) which I'll read after a short break.

That short break?
Involved me reading Janet Evanovich's 17th book: SMOKING 17.
In 4 hours.

Do I ever get tired of reading about Stephanie's dilema between Morelli and Ranger? Is it getting old, the way her cars are always exploding? Is her gun-toting, funeral-home-junky grandma getting on my nerves?
The answer is NO.

Nothing like a Stephanie Plum book to reset my literary expectations.

BY THE WAY - did you know they're making a movie based on the first book (One for the Money). It'll be out in a few weeks.
Is this how you've been imaging Ranger would look?

Apparently he was named one of People's sexiest men last year.
I dunno.
I was imagining someone, uh, different.

But this?
This is Morelli:

And yeah. That totally works.

And Stephanie?
Brown-haired bounty hunter Stephanie Plum?
Is Katherine Heigl:

Again, I dunno.

In a way it's sad that the images in my head will forever be altered by the actors chosen to play the characters I've been intimate with in my mind.

Anyways, I got a little sidetracked here. But I did, in the midst of all this rambling, answer the first question.

(Other new things? Attended an NA meeting. Signed up for Pinterest. Did a 24 hour read-a-thon. Ran across the border with my luggage... you know. Regular stuff.)

Next question:
Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?

(Well, every female in my world)
All the time. 
I'm an insecure person. 

I compare myself to other women in terms of:
  • face wrinkles
  • church involvement
  • belly fat
  • earning ability
  • relationships with family members
  • evidence of faith
  • inner peace
  • travel experiences
  • life skills
  • ability to pray out loud
  • bra size
  • decorating style
  • creative talents
  • teeth
  • typing speed
  • how much they are loved

I come up about average in some areas. Way low in others. And quite high in others. It balances out in the end. 

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Smarties
2. Handcream
3. Sunsets


1 comment:

Tricia said...

face wrinkles- more everyday
church involvement -None. It makes me cry thinking about not being able to go to church or be involved.
belly fat 20 pounds of it and growing daily.
earning ability- none
relationships with family members - pretty good, though my mom stopped talking to me and unfriended me on FB because I didn't invite her to my SURPRISE party.
evidence of faith- I don't know??
inner peace- got it.
travel experiences -very little
life skills- I'm a domestic goddess. that is about it.
ability to pray out loud. I. Do. Not. Pray. Out. Loud.
bra size I would be thrilled to be 2 cup sizes smaller
decorating style- eclectic
creative talents- God gave me tons.
teeth- straight
typing speed - 32wpm
how much they are loved - very much