So I’m clicking through books on Amazon, trying to buy the second part of a gift for The Boy who has a birthday coming up. Funnily enough it’s just two days before mine (go Gemini’s!). I love giving books as the dessert portion of a gift, if you will. Sometimes they can be the main course, but in this case, they are dessert. I haggled with comic book geeks on Ebay for the entrée.
I tell you its hard dating a nerd. It’s like learning a new language.
I can say that because I’m a geek.
Anyway, so I’m clicking through Amazon in the literature section and leaning towards purchasing some Vonnegut (which he’s never read…I know!) when I stumble into the “Customers who bought this book also bought…” and I see her name flash on the screen.
My literary (somewhat) nemesis:
My eyes become slits and a fist shake towards the computer.
Do you know I’ve been reading Atlas Shrugged since I was 13? 13!!
It has made it with me through every move, because I refuse to let it win. One day, I will be able to get through it without having to throw it across the room in frustration. This is not because it’s a horrible book, it’s just so dense…and I’ve read Ulysses and War and Peace. I really should have just started with The Fountainhead (which I have since read) and I have read her novella, Anthem, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but this Atlas Shrugged…sigh.
Have a book like that on your list?