February 4, 2010

In a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly...

There is a little section titled: Lauren Conrad's Literary Life. She has a three book deal basically writing about herself but it's all fictionalized in as much as a reality star's life can be. So she was asked about her taste in literature and hey, since she is writing all these books and wants to write for a living, one would think she would have some real books under her literary belt. Typically, some nice "meat and potatoes" tomes that have survived the ages and not just forced upon you in English class. I really haven't had to read too many of those myself but I've read all sorts and some good stuff, too. I highly recommend Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Dave Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and William Least Heat Moon's Blue Highways. Marquez's work has been translated from Spanish but ay dios mio! those first two pages were...amazing! I would have to get a thesaurus to find a word I have never used before to describe it. There is no analogy to give you that isn't trite.

So I am digressing, let's get on with the books she said she has finished. As a teen Conrad read "a lot of Chicken Soup for the Soul" and instead of reading the required reading in school, she read a lot of SparkNotes. She has repeatedly read The Great Gatsby because she is obsessed with the 1920s and faked reading The Lord of the Flies. But wait! She did see the movie The Notebook and immediately purchased the book! There is more, she did read Chelsea Handler's books, two of them, because Handler doesn't have a "filter". She did download, for her Kindle, The Contortionist's Handbook"and is just a few pages in, recommended by her boyfriend, who is on a show I love.

So, yes my opinion is what a fecking idiot and my second opinion is maybe I should be an idiot, too. I do not have the ability to get on a reality show nor the wherewith to do so. It seems a person's 15 minutes is easy to come by if you a)urinate on someone, b)have sex with someone, c)show your underwear, or lack of, d)do any of the above on TV or e)be a sibling to anyone of the above.

Sadly, I was interrupted while ranting and lost my steam. Still, the point is made.


Blogger Louise Tripp said...

Might I suggest an idea for a blog post? I think you should do a photo blog of favorite places in Virginia Beach and Norfolk. ;)

12:21 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Oh my great idea! I should totally do it :) I would have to run around the whole area!

7:02 PM  

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