The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Going Home for a Few Days

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, and I'm afraid that this week may be a bit inconsistent. I am driving home today to Georgia to visit with my family and to watch my former students in a musical. I might find time to write up a few posts on my laptop, but you never know. I hope that the drive goes easy today and that I make it home safely and in good time. One thing that always makes the ride more enjoyable is listening to audio books.

A few weeks ago I picked up a paperback book at Mike's Used Book store, where I go from time to time. The book is called "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella, and I had been eying it for some time. Part of the appeal was the word "Shop" in the title, which speaks for itself. Another part was the cotton candy pink cover of the book. And finally, the promise of a Bridget Jones'ish heroine that I could learn to love. After reading the book, however, I have to admit that I was a tiny bit disappointed. I mean, I had such high hopes. It was well written and humorous but it was also quite overdone. It was Bridget Jones x 10 with a heroine that not only got herself into interesting situations, but who also made decisions that were just plain stupid. Heavy on the humor, but light on the likability at times.

Anyway, when I'm driving I have gotten in the habit of listening to audio books. This is of course, something I picked up from my mother, and loathed when I was a teenager and just wanted to listen to music or sleep on road trips. I went to Barnes and Noble to look for an affordable audio book, and I found the book "Can You Keep a Secret", also by Sophie Kinsella. The story is about Emma Corrigan, a young woman who unwittingly spills all of her secrets to a handsome stranger on a plane, only to find out that following Monday that the stranger is the CEO of the company she works for. Being that it was only $14.99 (minus 10% member discount), and that it was wrapped up in an irresistible cotton candy pink colored box, I decided to give Sophie Kinsella another shot and see if this book is any better than the Shopaholic one.

Also on my agenda for the return trip is "The House" by Danielle Steel. I am looking forward to both books, really. They help to pass the time in the car, which is always a blessing on long trips by yourself.

Hope to write more soon this week, but if not have a good one and I will definitely be back Tuesday morning next week and on my regular writing schedule from then on. *hugs*

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