Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sniff, Sniff, Heavy Sigh

Why do I continue to do this to myself? I spent the afternoon sewing ornaments, listening to a book on CD and wiping tear stains off my glasses.

I should have learned from Marley and Me. I cried for hours during and after I listened to the novel. Months later, I can still tear up just thinking about it. All of the Nicholas Sparks books I've ever read have reduced me to puddles. So, pray tell, why did I put The Last Song on my waiting list at the library. And when it came in, why did I actually pick it up and bring it home?

I do suppose it was not as devastating as Marley and Me. But, it was enough to make me poke my fingers with needles because I was blinded by tears, drip liquids from my nose onto my lap and pretend I had something in my eye when the boys got home from school.

The saddest part? It was a really cheesy, first-love story with undertones of petty criminals, a sick father, a cheating mother and a cute little brother. I loved every minute of it!

So, what have you been reading? Anything funny? I really do prefer those! What about a good mystery? I need some new authors on my list...preferably those who have books on CD since I can no longer hold books for an extended period of time with my arms stretched to their full length. Turning 40 sucks!

8 comments:

Jenny S said...

Go steal the Twilight Books from the boys!!!

LemonyRenee' said...

LOL! That certainly sounds like a good book if it can do all that to you. I haven't had a book do that to me in ages. I'm not reading much right now. I started The Friday Night Knitting Club, but it's slow-going . . . maybe because I only read it in 10 minute intervals.

Chicken Boys said...

Read Dean Koontz' Intensity. It's absolutely riviting. I lost a dog of 18 years last spring, and my 50 something (Very rugged yankee) friend lost his 15 year old dog as well. Then, during the summer, we watched Marley and Me at an outdoor public show of the movie. Both of us were sniffing like crazy, but neither of us wanted the other to know it. It was quite sad and funny at the same time. Have a great Triangle day!!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Dean Koontz wrote my favorite dog book. I read it when I was in college, or maybe even before then. It's called Watchers. Rick is reading it now. I hope it is as good as I remember it being!

Vintage Christine said...

I have about 5 books waiting but just haven't had the time--I really need to start getting those books on tape. I like gory horror stuff (NOT the Twilight books, though) so I wish Stephen King would get off his butt and write another "Salem's Lot" or "It". I also like medical thrillers and you can't miss with anything by Tess Gerritsen.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I'm pretty boring right now, mostly reading medical texts for classes I have to teach. I told ya it would be boring!
Thank you so much for entering my giveaway, best of luck!
Anne

one gal's trash said...

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Well thought I would never admit it but I gave in and read the Twilight Books and could not put them down. Crazy huh
I read a lot but try to stay away from sad.
Reading a Stephen King now but not that impressed
Just found you tonight. Enjoyed my visit
Maggie