April 23, 2009
In a very special Friends episode, Joey and Rachel have traded books. Unless I’m wrong (and I’m NEVER wrong) Joey has never read the ending of The Shining because when a book he’s reading gets too scary (he’s really into Stephen King), he puts the book in the freezer.
Rachel has him reading Little Women. And Beth is really sick, and Joey is scared. So he and Rachel put the book in the freezer together.
Well. I’m currently reading The Book Thief. It’s awesome. I love the characters, I love the writing, and I love the guy who is reading it to me (since I listen on cd during my commute–not sure what I’m going to do when I start riding the motorcycle to work. What, I’m supposed to be illiterate during the Summer?).
I give nothing away when I tell you that The Book Thief is about a little girl in Southern Germany during World War II. But I know how World War II ends. For example, I just finished reading Night, a haunting memoir of the Holocaust from an Auschwitz survivor. See? I know.
I’m on the last cd of The Book Thief. And I’m very very scared. I LIKE these characters. I like them a lot.
Do you think the Draper City Library would mind if I put just cd number 11 in the freezer? What’s the worst that could happen?