Thursday, October 07, 2010
Kickin' and Screamin"
Book groups. As I've said before I am loathe to read books assigned to me, and yet I love the women in my book group, so I do it. Lots of didactic literature. Nickeled and Dimed, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Persepolis. Important books but kind of predictable. Depressing. They are not book books, if you know what I mean.
This month is THE HELP, which struck me as a book written exclusively for Oprah and book groups. Seventy weeks on the best seller list and counting.
I like it. Shiver me timbers.
What was the last book you didn't expect to like but did? What book did you read out of duty or because a friend or spouse pushed it on you and ended up liking?