Tuesday, October 17, 2006

in the mouth of 2 or 3

i don't know - maybe nobody but 3 people are reading my blog at this point, but for you 3, i want to give some supporting testimony to my feelings about kite runner (in the mouth of 2 or 3 kinda thing). i swear, i only found these entries after my initial blog entry, but the similarities b/t my comments and theirs are striking...

read this from julie, stay-at-home mom:
http://thebookworm.blogspot.com/2005/07/kite-runner-and-that-other-book-too.html
but what's up with the comment secti0n? how did it become about harry potter? weird people out there...

and then from "oh the joys" (and please excuse her use of the less polished pieces of english cutlery to slice through a topic; also, a warning... she doesn't like another fan favorite- a ny times bestseller that i won't mention here... just read her review. hear her out. i've never read the book, so i can't say anything about it.) and notice her love of wallace - and she is from the south. i am from the south. i bet we'd be friends.

http://othejoys.blogspot.com/2006/08/where-i-inspire-love-of-spicy-reading.html

but as far as kite runner goes, i promise not to bring up the sad poor book again (even though the author made millions off the thing, i still feel inclined to call it poor...)

on to the next book (this one i am currently reading - i'm on page 106):

greg prince's "david o. mckay" book is the most fascinating piece of writing i've encounterd all year. bushman is interesting, but this is also of superb quality, and a much easier read; with unusually high suspense and intrigue! amazing insights into pres. mckay and his administration... get the book now and begin reading! it's non-stop thrills & excitement!

besides greg is coming to town for a visit. contact cindy for more info on this. she knows everything.

my other books: the backslider by levi peterson. this is a most refreshingly disturbing novel, recommended to me - and borrowed (a sorry year and a half ago) from jenni nelson. she has urged me to read it, and i finally did. it's as good as french toast on a sunday afternoon.

also, "the heartless stone: a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit and desire." a good read - although i shouldn't read this cause i am already anti-diamond; it's like strauss said, you should never encourage the brass section or you won't be able to hear your cell phone, or whatever that quotation is... i never know exactly when it comes to quotations... i get confused... spring back, fall forward kinda thing.

also, i am listening to peace like a river by leif enger on cd. i am on disc 4. anybody read this?

and i got me some plans to get robert penn warren's all the kings men. (sarah, if this is your new choice for book club, i am sorry... you can still pick it) well, i have been meaning to read it for some time. deep down i am louisiana, and i need to reclaim my soul. this book will assist in bringing me one step closer to my dream of becoming one with the dirt, clay, and mud of the state where i was(n't) born... the snowy cotton, sweet magnolias, and creole melodies.... mossy old oaks... my evangeline....

for more info on this important piece of prime real estate (state), and the words (referenced above) of our beloved state song, see:

http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/around/facts/facts-index.htm

yall should come check us out down here. unlike the rest the country, i just ate red beans and rice, boudin balls, hush puppies, and jalapenios stuffed with crab meat for supper. yall aint never seen that before.

never.

10 comments:

Cindy said...

The horse is already dead, stop beating it!

Those boudin balls look yummy. Next time you make dinner here for a group you should make jalapeƱos stuffed with crab meat.

jrm said...

but did you read the other blogs??? i knew i was not alone in my opinions.

i don't know how to make those jalepenos, but they were so good, i could eat them for breakfast

ewesa said...

I am reader number two, and reader number two thinks anything that is stuffed with crab and is dead is good eating. I will dutifully go read those other blogs now so as to one-up reader number one (and because stegner was mentioned apparently!)

Lisa said...

Sheesh Joseph...for a book that you didn't like, you have given it more "press time" than any book you do like...

I'm not sure which number reader I am, but I do know that I love red beans and rice, boudin balls, hush puppies, and jalapenios stuffed with crab meat...can't wait to try them when we all trek to Louisiana someday...

Anonymous said...

Did you take that picture of the boudin balls or is that from a magazine? Not good breakfast food. Remember your ailing innards.

jrm said...

internet. got the boudin balls from the internet.

and you can eat em anytime of day. (like doughnuts are a good b-fast food). that'll kill you faster than bengal roach spray.

plainoldsarah said...

hey i'm apparently one of your later readers - and started with the older kite runner entry first - i commented there. now i realize i should have read this entry. especially since i see you're reading "peace like a river". i read that over summer for a writing class - good stuff!

i'm a fan of your state but i can't figure out how you manage to vacation there for so long! i want endless vacation time.

jrm said...

c'mon sarah, i am only here for one week. (i just have more time to blog, so it seems like i have been here endlessly).

and peace like a river is good.

Oh, The Joys said...

I like your taste in books, but I can't clean up my language no matter how hard I try, so... where does that leave us?!

jrm said...

hah! you found me!

nah, don't clean up the language! that disclaimer was only for the 2 prudes that look at my site.

and really i didn't even need to worry about them, because along with being prudes, they are too lazy or too computer illiterate to click on links.