Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Woman Who Mistook a Book for a Bolt of Lightning

It all started out innocently enough during a discussion about which book to read for next month's book group selection.  It may have been that she knew that there was an upcoming movie about the "lightning" book that put it there in her head.  Or maybe she just remembered that a couple of her children had read it and really enjoyed it. 

Whatever happened there in her harried brain that night, it set off a chain of late night reading of the "lightning" series, scintillating conversations with impressed 3rd graders, and an ever-growing curiosity at the quality of discussion that would entail with refined women discussing a hilarious book about the son of a Greek god written at a third grade level. 

Then one day her friend, Corinne, innocently asked her how she'd liked the book for book group and whether she'd cried during it. 

Cried with laughter you mean? 

That's when it dawned on her.  What book are we reading again?

Uh oh. 

PS  I bawled like a baby before and during the "real" book club book.  



Denise said...

that so would happen to me...I just finished the lightening thief...i will have to try the book thief.

Meeks said...

Hahaha...you had me laughing out loud!

Steve said...

An understandable mistake! You are probably among the most well-read moms anywhere.

Thanks for the laughs!

Love, Dad

Mirien said...

That's so funny! I read the Book Thief but not the Lightening--and I even have a 3rd grader!

alexandra said...

Kudos to you for getting them both done!

Charlene said...

Atleast you got to enjoy two good books! (assuming they are both good books!)

Shellie said...

I love The Book Thief. It's one of my all-time favorites!

Honey Mommy said...

Too funny! I have been wanting to read the lightening thief, since I work at the children's desk in the library... but I can't get my hands on a copy!

Lauren said...


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