Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Book 10: Procrastination.

I’m starting to think Great Expectations is haunting me; mostly because I haven’t read any of it in a week. Granted, it has been an incredibly busy week. My wedding shower was on Saturday, so we had to get prepared for that. Then I had to unpack everything at the apartment, which is a huge process.

There’s also the whole “I can’t stand this book so I don’t really want to read it.” I’m dreading picking it back up because the last 2 times I attempted to get more reading done, I fell asleep.

But I still think the book is haunting me. My mom, sister, and I decided to relax a little on Friday night and watch a movie. We picked P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. I figured it would be a nice little romantic movie to watch and a way to de-stress before the shower (I was also getting a migraine that ended up lasting all through my shower and into Sunday), so what better way to cure it than to watch a beautiful man act?

Until a reference from Great Expectations ruined it all for me. One of the characters told Hilary Swank’s character that she was turning into Miss Havisham. I flipped out hearing the reference and turned around in my seat to stare at my mom and sister. I believe I said something to the effect of “The book is stalking me!!”

So of course, I haven’t read it since then. In fact, I haven’t done any reading since last Wednesday when I fell asleep in the chair at the apartment with Hemi the cat. Today I spent a lot of time cleaning out my dresser and my closet, but now it is time to sit down with Pip and attempt to get through this so I can really get on to other books.

I think the problem is that I know I don’t like Great Expectations, so by pretending it doesn’t really exist I’m just not reading it. I’m almost telling myself it is okay to not read it because I don’t like.

But I will conquer and hopefully sooner rather than later. I assure you, it doesn’t normally take me this long to get through a book. But then again, if this were any other book I didn’t like, I would have set it aside LONG AGO.


  1. LOL I had to read Great Expectations twice in high school, because I moved between 9th and 10th grade and the school's curricula were different. I was PISSED too, because not only did I not really like the book, but I missed Pride & Prejudice, which I love. Hmph.

  2. That would make me mad as well. Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of my many favorites.