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Well, I was stupid

February 12th, 2015 ·1 Comment

I stayed up late reading a book that disappointed me, and then I woke up early to go to the bathroom. I checked my email and the news and thought up a Words with Friends word and then, the next thing I knew, I was writing a review of the book, indicating I had been disappointed. I abhor it when I and others are vague, so the book was The Quaker Cafe. I am in the minority with my opinion.

I don’t usually write reviews because as one who has done some writing, I know how blasted subjective judgement can be. I wish I had a talent in math; I mean, people can’t roll their eyes and get snide at 2=2=4 and in chemistry something either blows up or it doesn’t.

Once I saw a book with a titled Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. The title tickled me and I made a whimsical joke in a post. Well, I got an email from the author lambasting me for writing a review of a book I had not read and citing some of her positive reviews. Hey, it was a jokie. I had even written a follow-up post, citing the New York Times Book Review’s comment of “brilliant.”

Now, I’ve gone and not made a light-hearted joke about a title; I’ve panned a book. Heaven knows what I’ll find in my email.

But that is not the stupid part; the stupid section is me staying up and not going back to sleep and now I am tired and really not revved up to pack for a trip to Ohio . . . and get up for an 8 am hair appointment tomorrow before driving down. Fortunately, Words with Friends has made me more aware of words and I am thinking of one now: nap.

Tags: Just Me - AmeliaJake · The Peanut Butter Cafe & Roadhouse

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  • 1 Pottermom // Feb 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Don’t forget to get a get from the local git to take with you to Ohio or you might get got by the git you forgot to get the get from.

    Is your car big enough for a get? Or should you just forget the get and take the git with you?

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