This is the sixth post in “A Month of Reading“
I continued reading “Nightfall” last night because I was in a snit. My 7-year-old son Kyle had a project due today. He’s had the assignment for 3 weeks. My husband, Stewart agreed to help him with it. I went out to two parties last night, leaving them to do the assignment. When I got back home, everyone was in bed, and the papers for the assignment were still tacked to our family bulletin board, untouched.
I was disappointed in both of them and mad at myself because I knew that if I didn’t do it myself it wouldn’t get done. I think that’s probably another post.
Anyway, “Nightfall” continues to be pretty awful. I knew I wanted to tell you that but I feel kind of bad saying it in a public forum because it’s so critical. Obviously De Mille has had some success at publishing so it’s not like everybody dislikes his writing. Look at “Fifty Shades of Grey,” or even “The Da Vinci Code,” for that matter. I thought those books were dreadful, but the bestseller lists show otherwise. Either way, what’s true is that “Nightfall” is awful…to me.
And yet I’m still reading it because I’m stubborn, and because at least it helped me fall asleep last night. I suppose that’s more healthy than, say, heroin.
I also read this article about a local chain of grocery stores that will most likely shut down next year: Tesco may sell all Fresh & Easy stores
If Fresh & Easy is put on the auction block, its smaller-format stores, which average 10,000 square feet, would not tempt a traditional grocery store to bid, analysts said. But a drugstore company or a bargain supermarket chain may be interested.
Ugh. Just like my neighborhood doesn’t need another Target, it also doesn’t need another Rite-Aid.
And I re-read more of my own work because it just got published today: The Moral of the Story Is Stop Reading Magazines
Reading about the latest body image flap created by Seventeen magazine makes me thank God I don’t have a girl. Really, what I’m thanking Him for is that I don’t have a 53% chance of dealing with a daughter’s body issues starting at age 13.
What are YOU reading?