Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I read a Cathy Kelly book once. My sister flys a lot and tends to pick some easy reads. She left a pile of books at my place. I am game for just about anything. I have read, and enjoyed, almost every genre, so why not this new phenomena of chick lit.

I was drawn to the main character, unhappy working full time. She wants to be at home with her young family. Me! Me! My unhappiness too.

Turned out her husband earned plenty of money and she had a marketable skill that could make her money from home. All she needed to do was decide to do it.

It was so easy for her to change her life I wanted to set fire to the book there and then.

Oh course, I finished it. I’m like that. Finish what I start, never late, be prepared.

At some point in the last chapter the main character’s name changed. Let’s say her name was Katherine, by the last chapter she was suddenly Kathleen. Was the character's journey so meaningless her name became meaningless to?

Where is that book? I wonder do I still have it somewhere. It might be cathartic to rip it apart today.

1 comment:

Skye Gurtner said...

If I'm not into the book by the third chapter I usually toss it aside. Life is too short and there are too many good books out there to be wasting my time on trollop. Editorial mistakes are one thing that really annoys me and a name change is a really big mistake.

By the way, I love reading your reflections.