Has anyone read The Host by Stephanie Meyer? I started it and it was really interesting, but then I realized that it’s over 700 pages long! I’m having a really hard time getting excited about what could possibly fill the 450 pages I have left to read, mainly because I can’t get over my fear that it’s going to meander along in the same, highly-specific-about-things-unrelated-to-the-plot, 500-pages-of-unnecessary-setup way that her other books did (in my opinion), so I just need to know what the hell happens?! I don’t want spoilers, per se, but I’d appreciate a hint at some exciting plot point to look forward to, so the idea of finishing the book doesn’t feel like such a chore.
And I know I could just not finish the book, but I’ve never not finished a book before. (50 Shades was the obvious exception, because that was fan fiction.)
You guys, I checked out three novels from the library and I’ve been reading the first one and it’s not spectacular but it feels sooooooo good to be reading something that isn’t a treatment plan or a data sheet. Everyone should do this all the time. Read, I mean.
That is all.
I’m so happy there’s a word for why I don’t generally enjoy meeting new people.
n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and work your way out, exchanging your deepest secrets first, before easing into casualness, until you’ve built up enough mystery over the years to ask them where they’re from, and what they do for a living.
Oh my god, I would frame and proudly display any one of these detention slips.