Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Guilty as charged...

I don't have many guilty pleasures. I can say that rather confidently. I gave up soda years ago and by years I mean pre-marriage-- MANY YEARS, and I'm not much of a junk food junkie. I usually find it easy to turn a questionable TV show or turn off an "inappropriate" movie. And I can't tell you how many books I've put down due to language or other shady content, but I must confess that I have been away from blogging (one of my few guilty pleasures) for the last two days because of a very guilty pleasure, a book that I should have put down but didn't. I can't even tell you the name of it because I can't recommend it, in good conscience, because it is full 'o stuff, language and otherwise, that might offend you my dear readers.

So why bring it up, you ask? Because it's all I can think about at the moment. My life is temporarily intertwined with the characters and the events of their crazy mixed up lives that they've so kindly shared with me these past two days (yes, two days... it's that good. Would've read it in one if I could have).

And the best part is that it has changed me, this crazy guilty book that I can't recommend because of its crazy guiltiness. It shook me awake from the subtle fatigue that threatened to overpower me, running me straight into a ravine. I saw myself in the women in this book, so different than me yet somehow the same. In the most important ways, very much the same. And I woke up (at least in one particular area) Whew!

Don'tcha just love a good book?

P.S. If you really must know what it is leave a comment and I'll comment back, but be forewarned that it is at times disturbing, heart wrenching and maddening because it deals with life sorrows, INFIDELITY and the like in some (well more like great) DETAIL (so frustrating, so irritating... yet so thought provoking). But keep in mind that I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. In good conscience anyway.

10 comments:

Jessica said...

I've missed you!

And I am curious now. Although I'm not a big book-reader so I might not read it anyways. But I could read the back cover....

Marcie said...

I'm dying to know... You'll have to tell me. (And I will read it, because that is one of my guilty pleasures. Along with soda, junk food and questionable entertainment...)

Lene said...

I love a book that traps me in the story...you have to share.

Erika said...

also want to know...I need a good end of summer read.

Lori said...

You should just spit it out---I'm dying to know.

Rachel said...

We all need to know now! Can't give it such great reviews and then not tell me! Tell Me I need a book to lose myself in!

Herbsgirl said...

Oh,please indulge us delicate ladies with the title...Judgement Free Zone...

4boyzmdmom said...

So, was it that book you got for your birthday? I'm really curious, although I'm not sure I'd read it...some of the issues sound too painful!

~~Mel~~ said...

Would love to look into this book...do tell.

MaryRC said...

sounds like my kind of book, did i recommend it to you? LOL what is it?