Saturday, June 7, 2008

*Body Surfing*

You know when you read a book and there is a slight buzz of familiarity to it? So much so that you look up the author on line and discover you've already read one of her books and wasn't entirely thrilled by it, but didn't hate it ... so you keep on reading the book you are currently involved with? No? This has never happened to you? Oh. Well, it happened to me with this little ditty.
About a woman who has been twice married, once divorced once widowed (I am still not entirely sure why this was made such a big point) who goes to tutor a girl for her October SAT's. The family happens to summer in the New Hampshire, which is where the majority of the book takes place, at the summer home of this family. I think I bring that up, because the location was the most interesting thing about the book to me. I suppose this book is more about the woman and the families two grown sons, who the woman has ... interesting encounters with. It was a disjointed book that made me wonder how the author has written about a dozen books and stayed popular. I think more than anything, it's the good write up on the back cover. It appears to be a really interesting, human drama book. I don't recommend it. At all.
I've also read a series of romance novels recently I refuse to talk about, because it just makes me all that more crazy for feeling that involved with it ... and I am still somewhat embarrassed by the fact that I read that many romance novels. I mean... a lot. But possibly less than my sister. For some reason, this makes me feel less crazy.


TinaLaRae said...

It has happened to me. I sometimes wonder why an author is picked up again and again when their books are not so good. I also wonder why I even finish them when I know they suck! haha

Dawn said...

Which sister would that be?? I just moved my books on to the new shelf in my new room and now I have to admit it..I have a problem. BUT I still don't have NEAR as many as Jenies mom soooo....