Hey, finally, a little bit of book news. I read Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and The Summons by John Grisham over the weekend. I am waaaay behind in reading but I always hope that summer will improve that (though maybe not, if I’m in Italy). I really enjoyed Practical Magic — it was almost nothing like the movie, though I did end up picturing Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as the main characters. It was a good book for me to read at this time, too, because it reminded me of a few things – the intensity of the characters’ feelings was, well, a little bit instructive. And the language was lovely. My books page has been updated to reflect all of this.
Grisham, of course, remains the “literary equivalent to crack cocaine,” (thanks to Richard from “Caroline in the City”). Couldn’t put it down, but that was a nice change.
Tonight I had the group meeting, and spent faaaar too much time at the library in the company of this kid I just want to kill. Then, somewhat happily, I went to get a bite with two other people from my group, and that was fun and unexpectedly sociable of me. Woo-hoo.
New Daily Show tonight. I give it a 3.5/5 – funny, but not heart-stoppingly funny (though I did laugh out loud at least once).