Saturday, January 31, 2009

January's reading recap

So this is normally when I would give you a rundown of what I read this month. You know, books. Pages. What was good. What books weren't worth the time.

The recap for the month of January is short. Here it is...

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Yup. Nothing. I didn't finish a single book in January. It's not because I didn't try though. I spent all month reading. It's just the book I chose to read? It's super thick. And the print? It's tiny. So it takes forever to read even 10 pages.

I know you're probably thinking, what the heck are you reading?

After looking at it sitting on my shelf, unread, for the past two years, I decided to dive into "Gone With the Wind" to start the new year. At 1,024 pages, I knew it would be a tough task to finish the entire thing before the end of January. And I was right. I'm only on page 737 and at this point, I still haven't gotten to the famous line Rhett Butler utters, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." I've been waiting and waiting for it to come up. And last night those hopes were somewhat dashed when a friend of mine told me it wasn't even in the book, that it was just added to the movie.

Hmmmm.

Here's hoping I finish Scarlett O'Hara's story soon. Because it's taken me a long time already. And I really want to find out if Rhett does indeed utter that phrase or if it was just an add in for the movie. And I can't have a February recap that mimics this one because two months in a row with no finished books? Not allowed.

3 comments:

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow. Good luck!!

My wife is reading a Pres. Lincoln book called Team of Rivals. It's 800 pages and a slow-go. She feels your pain...

Nat said...

I have tons of books I had lofty goals of reading this month just never made it!

Amie said...

What the heck? I can't believe that part isn't in the book.