Like Lohan's career, I really, really wanted this to be better than it was.
I hate young children and all but I really feel that if you must have child houseguests as an unchilded person, these are the kind you want to have. They leave and you get to turn to your husband and say, thank god we don't have any of these little bastards, right? and then you feel really good about looking at your life and looking at your choices.
I'll talk to anybody regardless of age, I do not discriminate, but you know that particular quality of silence you get when you ask someone what good books they've been reading, and they're all like, "none as yet, I am a toddler"? Awkward and, I think, frankly rude. there is a time and place for polite social lies. please, people, teach your infant to scan the NYTRB or something so that they can at least recycle other people's literary opinions at cocktail parties, because I cannot carry this whole conversation all by myself, ok? ok???
I am almost finished reading A Clash of Kings and I'm at a point where the tension is so high that I am yelling out loud at the book at least once per chapter. If this keeps up much longer my neighbors are going to think I've lost my mind. (Actually, my one consolation is that, since I am the last person on earth to discover this series, anyone who overhears me yelling things like "THEON WHY DO YOU SUCK SO BAD" probably understands my pain.)
@katiethegreat No wait - me too! Eventually. It's like Jake was the hot guy everyone had a crush on at first, but Tobias was the cute loner you ended up falling for in the end. He EMBODIES the sullen sensitive wounded one, duh self...a hawk can get it indeed.
@pennylaner My Animorphs crush was Tobias, which possibly says slightly weird things about my taste in men. (...a hawk can get it?)
Never has this quote from Buffy felt so apt, as people who claim to have a "24/7 thing." What, you never drink lemonade or trim your eyebrows or whatever in a non-sexual context?
"We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood."
@Danzig! - To be fair though, who wants a guy hangin' out the side of his best friend's ride trying to holler at them?
@SarahP Yeah, I was going to say Tamora Pierce's Alanna books, but if I read them for the first time now, I wouldn't love them nearly so much, I don't think. As it is, I'll just stick with reading them over and over again. :-)
@ourlightsinvain Just FYI, they are making a BBC miniseries out of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell! Everyone should know this news.
I just read this for the first time earlier this year, but I'd want to first-time-read We Have Always lived in the Castle again.