I am finally reading The Year of Magical Thinking. Paul is wondering why I keep clinging to him tearily when he is just walking past me in the kitchen.
Speaking of books, if you have not yet purchased LIFE The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, I advise you NOT to. I pre-ordered it before there was even a description of it, still caught up in the unexpected happiness of re-watching the wedding three times when I'd thought I'd only be half-interested in seeing it ONCE. I figured that if it was by LIFE it would be pretty much guaranteed to be good. I imagined page after page of gorgeous photos, like other LIFE books I've read.
Or maybe I'm misremembering that the other books were by LIFE? Because in fact the book is almost worthless. It's something like 125 pages, and about a dozen of them are about the wedding. All the rest is regurgitated photos of Diana, and of Will and Catherine as children, and of Kate in the sheer dress AGAIN FTLOG. And you know, that kind of thing is interesting TOO, but in a book ABOUT THE WEDDING, I want it ALL and ONLY about the WEDDING, and I want photos of EVERY MOMENT.
Furthermore, the writing quality is...iffy. Iffy AT BEST---as in, I kept TRYING to read it, and kept thinking, "No, never mind; I will just look at the photos." Really, VERY disappointing. I put it in the library donation pile so at least maybe someone ELSE won't have to pay money for it.
I did not think that a CHRIS ROCK documentary about black women's hair was going to make me burst into tears not once, not twice, but MANY TIMES----but there it is. And this was BEFORE I started reading The Year of Magical Thinking. (Though, now that I think of it, AFTER the wine.)
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