Friday, February 17, 2006

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

[did not finish]

This book got a lot of good reviews, and won awards, so I read the first few chapters, and well, it's a very sweet little story about four sisters (ages about five to thirteen, I think) who rent a summer cottage with their father, and there's a mean lady, and a nice boy, and a cute gardener, and I'm sure I would have enjoyed reading it if a) I was ten years old or b) I was in a doctor's office with only The Economist to read instead.

But since my books-to-read list is just getting longer and longer, I have to ask myself the hard questions. Do I really care what happens to these nice little girls and their garden and the boy?

The answer, sadly, is no.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with you on this one. Big yawn for me. Life is too short to read books that don't grab us and not let go.

Susan Taylor Brown

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

umm, the economist is FABulous, biyatch. so SUCK IT!!!!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Marian The said...

Yeah, YOU suck it, anonymous boy. I know where you live. (With your MOM.)
:) Thanks for reading, Stevie.

6:52 PM  

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