Saturday, December 23, 2006

Pink Cadillacs, Elvis, & Vegas Baby!

I really thought I'd be blogging more. I mean, who knew a "small" wedding (small = 15 guests) would cause so many people to lose their damn minds. I stepped off the plane in Michigan on Wednesday and it's been non-stop chaos ever since. The good news is that the wedding was yesterday, it was lovely (sorry no photos yet) and my sister is now back to 60% crazy as opposed to 250% crazy.

The lesson here folks? Elope. I say rent a pink Cadillac and go to one of those drive-thru wedding chapels in Las Vegas. Hey! You could get married by Elvis!

As for reading, I did finish Redemption by Carolyn Davidson on the flight out. I can see how some consider her a "comfort read." It was a comforting sort of book. However, it was also the kind of book that's nice while you're reading it, but once you're finished the details practically fly right out of your head. This is from memory:

Alicia is a spinster school teacher with a wild student. Jason is acting out of control and when he breaks a window in the school house she decides it's time to pay a visit to the boy's home. The boy's father, Jake, lost both his legs in the Civil War and has been a hermit ever since his wife died. He is not happy to see Alicia, but she's kicking butt and taking numbers. One thing leads to another, and they decide a marriage of convenience is in order. Jake needs a wife to take care of the house and lord knows Jason needs a mother.

That's really about it. Not much conflict to speak of, although the pages turned easily. All in all, this is what I would call a typical, albeit rather unmemorable, read. It didn't tick me off, but it didn't cause my heart to flutter either. The very definition of an average read, so for me it was a C+. Neither great, nor bad, but I liked it while I was reading it - so that's why we have the +.

1 comment:

Tara Marie said...

Glad the wedding was lovely.

Have a wonderful holiday with your family.