Okay, let me get this out there first thing, I am an avid reader…always have been. I have favorite authors (James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, John Sandford, Janet Evanovich, Iris Johansen, Lee Child, and so on) and I devour their books. They always end much too quickly and then the long wait begins again for the next book that they’ve written to hit the bookstore (or Amazon’s page).
While I’m waiting for new books by my favorite authors, I pick up anything that looks like it might be good (how else do you find new favorite authors, right?). Being the frugal person that I
am try to be…I often get books on the cheap at the local Friends of the Library bookstore or Goodwill. (Yes, I could check books out at the library, but then you have to remember to take them back…and I always forget…that tends to get me in a lot of trouble..you know those librarians…I’d rather have the school bully mad at me than have a librarian give me that cold librarian stare).
A few weeks ago, I bought several books at Goodwill. One of those books was I Am Legend…you know, the one that they made into a movie starring Will Smith? I must admit, I never saw the movie and hadn’t heard anything about it, so really had no idea what the book was about…but they made a movie out of it so someone must have thought it was good, right? Oh my word…I started the book…and gave up on it, setting it aside in favor of another book. Read a few more books, then came back to I Am Legend…having forgotten why I stopped reading it in the first place. Started over, read a little until I could go no further. Set it aside once again. Read several more books until I had no books in the house that I hadn’t already read. Kept seeing I Am Legend sitting there on the bedroom table. I didn’t really want to pick it up, but being the voracious reader that I am, had to have something to read. So I picked it up and forced myself to finish it. And believe me when I tell you I had to force myself to finish it (heck, I had to force myself not to throw it across the room).
I was a little more than halfway through the book when there was an abrupt plot change. I kept reading, thinking what in the world is going on here? Kept reading, getting more and more confused…then it dawned on me…I had finished I Am Legend and was now reading short stories…sadly none of the short stories were any better than I Am Legend…thankfully today I managed to get out and buy some new (used) books to read…one of them by Lee Child…ahh…reading is a pleasure again.
- I Am Legend Sequel Of The Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)
- Books Which Aren’t All That (vulpeslibris.wordpress.com)