30 October 2008

Reading

Edgar Sawtelle. Love it so far. I'm about halfway through and this morning on the T I started to get nervous about the ending so I totally flipped to the end and glanced at it. I do that sometimes - I used to do it a lot but now I either read more authors I trust or I usually am less invested in the outcome or I can tell from the plot arc where the story is going. Probably a combination of the three. But Edgar Sawtelle is a big, fast read and I really like it - it makes me want to write fiction, especially since the author is a software programmer (I think) in his day job. Something high tech, anyway, and I found that inspiring. I'm in a high tech field! I like to write!

And one of these days, I will quit whining about how I want to write and actually start writing. Today might not be that day, however. I still gotta clean the litterboxes and somehow this Gordon Ramsey reality tv program which is on while I blog is mysteriously compelling.

Edgar Sawtelle is also an Oprah book, which for some reason I only realized just now (despite the fact that I think my copy has a sticker on it promoting the Oprah affiliation) and like all of Oprah's picks, it's a meaty book which is eminently readable and has a gripping story. Plus it's about dogs, the dog training sessions are my favorite parts. I am going to try to remember to send the book to my parents when I'm done, it's totally up their alley - they have a pair of corgis and I share a lot of common reading ground with them.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

The corgis can read? Now THAT is awesome.

Cara deBeer said...

Hah, I knew I wrote that post too fast.

Anonymous said...

the pink fairies(also rollins and wesley willis[r.i.p.]): don't TALK about it, do it. don't THINK about it, do it. DO IT. do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it yeah. YEAH. hey.

Cara deBeer said...

I know. It's what Katharine Weber means when she says that in order to write, the first thing you have to do is give up not writing.