october is ticking right along!
you know what was not ticking right along?…the girl with the dragon tattoo.
i am sorry if you are tired of hearing me whine…i know i am. so i solved the problem.
i was feeling i should continue since i had read over 200 pages.
then this comment from stephanie – in reply to a comment i left on her blog – sealed the deal:
Dump Dragon Tattoo. I think you’ve given it PLENTY of chances!
that was all the confirmation i needed.
i closed the book for the final time at page 274:
i had a whole pile of stuff to take to mom, so i added in dragon girl:
i just could not take the creeping pace at which the story was progressing. let’s do the math: i was on page 274, there are 847 pages and i can read 3-10 pages per night. um, yea – i though you’d agree. the ratio of enjoyment:time is so not there!
yesterday afternoon mom and i enjoyed our october outing of the month!
in keeping with my “no repeats” plan – and sticking to a bookish theme – we went to…
mom and i are two peas in a pod when it comes to chapters visits: we are both very content to wander around, check out the displays…and talk non-stop the whole time (this really slows down our pace).
a few highlights:
we made our way to the toy department [tangent: chapters has hugely expanded their toy and home décor areas in recent years – with the decline of the paper book, it’s a smart move]:
mom is in a book club that meets monthly, so we went in search of her next eight months of selections:
we found most of the titles she was looking for. mom decided to purchase just one, for now:
and a super-fun outing ends with a sighting:
…which is a perfect segue because i watched the season finale of jersey shore last night [tangent: i heard a commentary on the radio that said season four, where the js kids are in italy, made the jersey shore phenomenon jump the shark. i have to say i agree. get the kids back stateside, and get back on the GTL track with season five!]
so, that was another successful outing with mom. and guess what: here we are with one week left in the month…and dad and i have not been out yet. well, at least we’re consistent!
ipod update: dad has
an ancient a classic ipod that he does not use – he has loaned it to me until i can get to the apple store. talk about a way back playback!
your homework assignment: in five sentences or less, tell me what happens in the girl with the dragon tattoo. go ahead and spill those beans. merci buckets, in advance, for participating and saving me months of reading.
obviously, DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS if you have not yet read the book, and are planning on so doing!