Thursday, July 31, 2014

Requesting an intervention

The last couple of weeks have left me hating other people.  We've had a bad situation with a rental property that we own and our last landlords were real jerks when it came to returning our deposit.  It's made our life a little stressful.

And I'm reading The Goldfinch.

A couple of nights ago I read the synopsis and I'm not going to finish it.  I'm 4/5 of the way through and from what I've read Theo is about to commit murder and then there's a long section about how great art is.

I'm over it.  I hate other people right now and Theo and Boris are no different.  I'm done reading about people who make bad decisions and don't care about anyone else.

I'm currently taking suggestions for good books to read that will not further torture and threaten to kill my faith in other people.


  1. Have you read Olive Kitteridge? Loved that one.

    (Also, so sorry about the jerks out there. Even literary ones.)

  2. It's okay, buddy. You don't have to finish that book. (Heaven knows I will never finish "The Road," blech blech blech.)

    You probably don't want to read "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" with me right now, either.

    I think you might need some short stories. Have you ever picked up the "Best American Non-Required Reading" series? There is usually a good blend of heavy and light in there, and it is all well written. And zero guilt for skipping a section.