Monday, November 9, 2009

Book 10: Invitations and Torture.

At times I wish I would have waited to start this project until after my wedding. The last 4 days I have been addressing, stuffing, and doing everything possible to my wedding invitations. Now there is a huge stack of sealed envelopes downstairs to mail tomorrow and I finally feel like I have some time to breathe.

So, with that said….Great Expectations.


It started out fine. I was hooked into the beginning with the convict and that drama, which quickly ended. Then it just kind of rambled on and on and on…until I finished the first section of the book where Pip leaves home to go to London to learn how to be a gentleman.

And 150 pages later….I am bored out of my mind. I think that I could like the premise of this story. A boy (Pip) wants to move up in the social ladder and is willing to give up the family he has known to do so. I like that, it’s interesting.

Charles Dickens does not make it interesting. He rambles on and on and on about things that I really don’t care about. It makes me want to gouge my eyes out. But, I have 300 or so pages left and at the rate I’m going, I’ll be done by Thanksgiving (hopefully I’m just kidding about that because I really want to be done with this so I can read something more interesting).

Anyway, now that I am free from the torment of writing out invitations, I can torture myself with Charles Dickens.



  1. Cheer up, Allie, it'll all be over soon. At least you're a super fast reader :)

  2. Yay, invitations are done. You never know, maybe by the time you get to the end, you'll like it.

  3. I read this book awhile ago and it wasn’t all I hoped for. ß No one ever gets this joke.