Sunday, April 15, 2007

Love and Amusement Park Rides

On the way to our long weekend getaway last Wednesday, we spent one night in a motel near Buford, Georgia. The next day, when we arrived at the cabin where we spent the remainder of the Easter weekend with our daughter and her family, I discovered that I had left my half-read mystery at the motel. (It was a Tami Hoag mystery, whose title I cannot remember right now, and it contained my perpetual bookmark - a sheet of paper on which I note my thoughts as I read.)

My husband knows that I have to have a book-in-progress at all times, so when he went to Walmart to buy milk and other necessities, he came home with a selection of 3 books for me. He knows what genres and authors I enjoy and usually makes really good selections (although frequently arrives with ones I have already read.) One of the books he bought this time was The MacGregors - Daniel and Ian. While I enjoy Nora Roberts's individual books, I am not a big fan of her dynasty books - or of dynasty books in general. I tucked this one away and read another.

Last night when I couldn't sleep and needed to force my mind on to something imaginary rather than having it continue to labor endlessly and fruitlessly on the mechanics of daily problems, I picked up this book and began to read. The book is not a scintillating read. (Imagine that! scintillating is a 13-letter word! I wish I had thought of that one when I was writing my Thursday Thirteen last week!) As I was saying, the book is not exciting, but it is interesting in other ways. I enjoyed the imagery in the following quote:

Falling in love, that's the roller coaster, the ups and downs, the thrills. Being in love, that's the carousel -- around and around with music playing. But staying in love -- that's the maze, Anna. There are all the twists and turns and dead ends. You have to keep going. Keep trusting....
What do you think?

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