Awesome as usual!
@stonefruit It's a vicious cycle... you start snoozing because you're tired, then snoozing makes you tireder, then you snooze even more...
@stalkingcat My husband is very progressive. He's more afraid of bugs than I am.
@iceberg 33 here too! In the study's defense, some of the sexy eyes were for emotions like confident, distrustful, contemplative, and, my favorite, decisive.
Still, I disagree that fantasizing is an emotion.
Also, two of the sexy lady eyes were so far in shadow that you only had one eye to work with (including one I got wrong).
That's the exact opposite of the correct way to pick up a knife-wielding lobster, Avril.
@TATABox I bought the book about a month ago in an attempt to answer this question, I will let you know the answer when I get around to reading it. (Too busy leaning in... maybe.)
I think I have the same trash can as you and now I am terrified.
@yeah-elle hits it the nail on the head for me with "I understand wanting to stay away from books that include terrible things happening to children, though."
That's the only reason I chimed in: not to be down on the book or the people who like it but to let franceschances know that, for me, the book's literary value didn't trump the discomfort it made me feel, and to validate her decision not to read it.
I don't judge anyone who likes it, but I think it's perfectly valid to skip certain cultural works because you don't think you're going to like them. In this case I gave it a shot, because of the cultural importance and (undeniable) literary value, but just wound up confirming my suspicions that the subject matter would bother me a lot.
@franceschances Don't bother. If you think you're going to be disturbed by it, you're going to be disturbed by it. And then you're going to be disturbed by the fact that so many people read and love it. At least that's what happened to me.
If I have a kid on the NYC subway I'm naming him or her Hoyt-Schermerhorn, regardless of what station I am in.
We actually have very few subway stations here that aren't just street names. The few that exist would make godawful baby names: Woodlawn, Grand Army Plaza, Aqueduct Racetrack (actually that last one might be awesome).