You GUYS. I almost put this bitch down this weekend, pardon moi, but I DID. That Dark Man scarez the cussin’ out of me. It just flows freely. Jill basically called me a wuss (I heard you Jillee Beene) and I may be a lot of things, and I am a wuss, but oh hell, I kept going because she promised me some Standalong Brick House and I can’t miss that.
Anyhoo, after all THAT rambling, here are my answers for the midpoint meme:
The Standalong Mid-Point Meme
1. How does The Stand compare to your initial thoughts on the book?
It is everything I expected and more. And then I got sick. I’ve never ever in my LIFE been so conscious of every cough, sneeze, wheeze, and sniffle. Oh it’s awful.
2. Characters you love so far? Characters you want to kick in the shins?
Love: Nick, Stu, Frannie, Larry
Kick in the shins: Larry, Rita, Harold, The Dark Man, Lloyd, Poke (UGH)
3. Most cringe worthy moment?
I had a hard time with that first scene, after the guy crashed into the gas station? With the mom and baby girl? In the car? OMG, that was awful.
4. Any predictions for the second half? (no spoilers if you’re past there!)
I can’t think about it. If you want me to keep reading, don’t even ask me to think about where this is going. I DON’T WANT TO KNOW. Hold my hand people!
So, I was planning on reading classics all month but I am having a killer time trying to get into any of them. I’ve started The Scarlet Letter, The Jungle Book, Robinson Crusoe, Emma, and The Trial of the Serpent so far and nothing is sticking. I’m a wee bit bummed about this.
I really don’t want to go to work today. It’s too hot. I don’t really want to do anything!! Hence, I’m done with this today.