I've stopped and started three different books in the past month - The Tiger's Wife, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. I read up to page 95 of The Tiger's Wife but then it hit me - this shouldn't be so hard! So, I moved on. I got fortysome pages into The Yiddish Policemen's Union and I faced the same realization. I also couldn't keep the characters straight and the Yiddish was overwhelming. I got a little farther into The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay but decided to quit yesterday. I REALLY wanted to like it because it won a Pulitzer Prize and all sorts of accolades but at the rate I was going it'd take me the whole summer to finish it. Sometimes, you've just got to accept defeat.
Also, I was going for this whole no-contractions-thing when I started this blog. FAIL. Moving on. Get over it. Contractions will be used from now on.
So, there you have it, if you're even reading this blog and wondering where the hell I've been for the past month. I've been here and I've been TRYING to read but failing miserably. I've just started Okay for Now and much like the title...for now, it's okay.