Wednesday, March 12, 2008

*Every Waking Moment*

In general, I avoid suspense like the proverbial plague. I don't enjoy suspense, to me the feeling really isn't fun. It's right up there with horrified. Sensation I'd rather not experience often.
However, while my mom was down here she read a book called, "Every Waking Moment" and encouraged me to read it after she was done. I vehemently refused, even when she said it was "romantically suspenseful" (knowing I am a sucker for romance). Suspense isn't romantic! It's scary and nerve racking and worrisome. None of those emotions are enjoyed by this particular reader. She left it here when she went home so I could take it to the Half Price Book store and get a little credit from it towards another book.
The other night I really didn't feel like watching tv, playing a game on the computer, or aimlessly doing anything else useful. So I picked up the book, prepared to dislike it. It was a page turner!
About a lady in an abusive relationship who needs to flee with her young son. It made me feel like I was reading the book to a movie I couldn't quite put my finger on.


TinaLaRae said...

Sounds alittle like the Movie "Enough" with Jennifer Lopez. But I'm right up there with you I HATE suspense. Sad thing is there is a little of it every where, even in Disney movies.

Anonymous said...

I told you that you'd like it. It wasn't bad suspense just the page turner kindof suspense L mom

Krista said...

RIGHT! "Enough"! I KNEW I'd watched the movie before. However, in the book she doesn't learn how to kick the ex's butt - just runs long and far.