Thursday, October 25, 2012
I just finished a book the other day that I plan to review but I had to put that off and dive right into Butterfly Weeds by Laura Miller. Now that I have, I am scared to finish it.
I am about 20% in and I'm absolutely in love with the two main characters, Julia and Will and their relationship. What do I do when I really like a book? I take a break and start to read the in-depth reviews to see what direction the story may lead. I try not to read any spoilers but I want to know what I am in for.
Most reviewers said things like "beautiful story", "made me sob" and "reminded me of the notebook". What?? I don't know if my heart can handle that. I know, I never actually read the notebook and I fell asleep during the movie (I was pregnant and very tired, don't judge!) but from what I heard no one finishes either one with a dry eye. I do know this to be true, because when I finally woke and the credits were rolling, I glanced over and my husband was crying...a lot!! It also wasn't the first time he had seen it either. I vowed then to never read or watch "The Notebook". Ok, who am I kidding?? I love Nicholas Sparks and I'm sure I'll break down and read it.....someday.
But for now, I have to decide whether to go forward or not. I am still reeling from Molly McAdams' Taking Chances. That book crushed me and I have yet to recover. Since I am a glutton for punishment, I know I will soldier on and finish the book. Of course, with tissues by my side. I also must make a mental note not to read it on my lunch break at work. That could get a little awkward.