Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Potato Queens’

Let’s Talk Books

I finally jumped on the bandwagon last week and started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? I’d ask if I was the last person on earth to read it, but Jimmy hasn’t read it yet.

Well…I got to just over 200 pages, about 35% through the book (thank you Kindle), and I’m just not into it. I’ve only reached one disturbing scene, & I can stomach that stuff pretty well, so it’s not that. I just don’t like the writing. Maybe it’s because it’s a translation, but I find the writing…choppy maybe? Simplistic? And geez the detailed descriptions of things of no import. I’m pretty geeky, but I honestly don’t care about the tech specs of the Power Book Lisbeth wants.

So. I put it aside. I think I’ll just see the movie & call it a done deal.

As a replacement, I checked out The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love today at work. I’m so glad not to live in Mississippi anymore, but I do love me some Southern writing, be it fiction or nonfiction (this one is the latter). This one is sure to entertain.