|One can never go wrong with a book from Nicholas Sparks.|
It's true. I have always trudged through stories that never quite grabbed me in hopes that it would get better - the recent agony of reading "The Hunger Games" proves that point.
Last night, Pokey looked at me in earnest and said "Why continue reading it if you aren't enjoying it? It's not like you are going to be graded on it for school or anything. Reading is supposed to be fun and enjoyable so if the book is neither for you, find a new one."
I pondered his position for a few minutes and decided he was right. I don't have to read it and I gave it a good honest go - 1/3 of the book was complete - so I removed my bookmark and placed the little novel on a pile to be donated to my folks when they get here. I went to my bookshelf and there, sitting ever so patiently, was the book I was supposed to be reading. A tale that would move me and captivate me from the first chapter - "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks. He has never let me down and I needed to have my faith in popular literature restored - Mr. Sparks is definitely the man to do it.
I must say, within the first three pages, I was hooked. I am going to curl up on the sofa as soon as I'm done here and continue reading where I left off last night... and isn't that how you are supposed to feel about the book you are reading - so captivated that you don't want to put it down. It's nice to be sucked into a story again, I've missed it so very much.
On a different note, I'm wanting to make something sweet today. I've got a hankering for a light, sweet citrus 'thing' and I'm not sure what it is that I want. I am leaning towards some orange creamsicle cupcakes. It's simple but very delicious. That just may be what is called for to satiate the monster that is my sweet tooth.