Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One Down, About 63 More To Go

I've taken it upon myself to start (and finish, hopefully someday) the book list I've had for a really long time. It's not that I don't like reading, but I have a hard time getting something started. Once I've started, I'm good to go, but it's that first push in the right direction that I hate. I had been in the process of reading one of the books on my list (The Catcher in the Rye) and I finally finished it last night.

That book depressed me so bad! I was never really aware of how much books affect me, but this one did. Holden Caulfield is one screwed up kid, and really, his depressing views on life started rubbing off on me, which is really ridiculous. I started second guessing myself and my motives in life (equally ridiculous), and then I came back to reality and realized I was crazy. But still...that book disturbed me. Not that it was a disturbing book, but it just hit me the wrong way, I guess.

Now I'm looking for something on my list that's a little less depressing (I don't think I can take another book like that for a while) and I'm thinking a trip to Barnes and Noble this Saturday may be in the works. Which is, sadly, the best way I could think of to spend my Saturday at this point. I'm so lame. Haha. I don't care, though. I love Barnes and Noble. One of my favorite places. I could spend hours in there.

Wow. I need to get a life. Psh.


Kristina P. said...

I have never read this book.

But Of Mice and Men scarred me for life.

The Boob Nazi said...

I've read it, but I don't remember its affect on me.... It was too long ago!

Whitney Leigh said...

I loved the book. bring it back now, you are not giving it the love it deserves. i bet you're depressing it. poor book.

Jeff and Sarah said...

You must have got your love of books from me, we all know it certainly wasn't your dad!!!!! How about going to the library it's a lot cheaper. If you read anything good let me know. I want my Angels and Demons back next time you come up if you aren't reading it. Thanks sweety. There's nothing wrong with a good book. Reasons to spend friday night with a book. 1. They don't fart, 2. they don't answer you back, 3. They don't give you heart burn, 4. The fun lasts longer(than a movie) get your mind out of the gutter. Do you want me to go on?

Kayleigh said...

Mom: Gross. Thank you for that.

Whitney: The book was already depressed. You can thank Holden Caulfield for that one.

Boob Nazi: Haha, I'm just weird. I get strangely into books.

Kristina: Noted. That was on my list somewhere, and I will definitely have to some research before reading it. I don't want another depressing book!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh,

If you're looking for a really good, not depressing book, I highly recommend "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. It's the Biblical story of Hosea, but set in 1859, Gold Rush-crazed California. It's really good!


P.S. - I think you're great.

Jeff and Sarah said...

Not sure what I was on when I commented last time. All I can say is it has been a LOOOOONG week.

Whitney Leigh said...

I need to read that book again. I always said I'd name my first son Holden, but my really good friend just took it. And I was PISSED.

Still might use it.