Saturday, August 19, 2006

Stupid and Contagious

I can't remember who recommended this to me, but someone wrote a post encouraging everyone to run out and pick up a copy and then maybe start a big fan club for the author, Caprice Crane. I don't know that I'd go so far as to start a fan club, but I *will* say that reading this book was for me a lot like the pleasure of watching a Friends maration. There aren't as many characters--there really are only two characters--but the . . . vibe is the same. Sometimes the characters are annoying, but you root for them anyway, because, well . . . you do. Or I did. If you're looking for a good, quick, girly read, this is fun.

Also, has anyone read Joanne Harris's Gentlemen & Players? I'm looking for someone to discuss it with, but I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who *might* read it.

I was offered a chance to go to the pre-season Steeler game tonight, but passed. Maybe I was foolish, but I hear rain outside, and it was thundering a bit ago. I am safe and dry on my couch, with two sleeping kitties, a bowl of ice cream, and my computer. I have a few books I can start. I have some DVDs I could watch. Life is good.

Oh, and I just had a phone call from Samuel L. Jackson, urging me to go see Snakes on a Plane. The boy sent it to me from his dad's house, using this. He was delighted, and I have to admit it made me laugh. And then send one to my sister. :-)

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

That's cool. I think I'll send one to my hubby!

Joke said...

Is G&P the one of the English boarding school and the two teachers?

-J.

delta said...

Although I refuse to go see Snakes on a Plane, I was just telling my younger son how much I liked Samuel L. Jackson and his VOICE. Then I saw the link you posted. I sent it to my son and my sister. Then my son sent it to his brother (my other son) and his grandmother (my mother), who totally LOATHES snakes anywhere (they don't have to be on a plane). This was so cool! Got huge laughs all around. Thanks to your son. :)

Gina said...

Glad you got a kick ot of the link. Good stuff.

Joke, this is indeed the book about the English school, but it isn't a boarding school, and there are a bunch of teachers . . .

Joke said...

It's been on my "pick up and thumb through" list.

I thought it was one of those "public" school settings, though.

-J.

Joke said...

P.S. Speaking of Samuel L. Jackson:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qPOD6FMXvLg

Gina said...

I saw that 10 Commandments thing last week! I made my day. :-)

BabelBabe said...

I will read Gentlemen... tout suite. I live to serve, you know. And it's on my to-read list. I'll pick it up at work tomorrow.

am just trying to figure out who to have samuel call...