something to honk about
I’m reading two less-than-stellar books right now. A book should be amusing, comforting, or at least thought provoking. Since I can say none of those things about these two books, they’re crap to me. (But maybe just to me.)
The first is “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. This book was recommended on some blog I read and I like humor, so I picked it up at the local library. Hard copy. It is wall to wall crammed with jokes, none of which are making me laugh. It is an autobiography – I guess I should mention that. Any way, Tina Fey is a funny actress and comedian, so she deserves to write an autobiography and have it be widely read. And I can see why others will find this book funny and laugh their arses off and love it. It just is not my sense of humor, I guess. This book cover totally creeps me out, too.
The second crap book is the Wolf of Wall Street. Strike out number two for books that have been recently made into movies. Though, in fairness, I want to point out that I have only read the first five chapters of Book 1 and there are apparently three more ‘books’. So there is a possibility it is really good and I just haven’t gotten into it yet. But I feel like I’ve given it a fair chance at this point. There has been a good amount of character development so far (all unlikable) and much description of how a filthy rich asshole spends his money unscrupulously. Quite a bore. I don’t think I can take much more.
I hadn’t actually remembered that the movie the Wolf of Wall Street had been made from a book. I just happened across it when I was browsing for Kindle books from the library and, unlike the Fault in our Stars which had a waiting list weeks long for the Kindle copies, the Wolf of Wall Street was available immediately. That may have been a warning sign.
Anyway, I think I’ll have to throw in the towel with both of these books and stop wasting my time.