Friday, September 04, 2009

The Actor and the Housewife

by Shannon Hale.

I cried.

I curse my motherly feelings sometimes.


  1. Don't. I was sad for the characters, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

  2. *tries to wrap head around how crying can be a good thing, decides to blame the female race*

  3. I meant that I wouldn't have the book different. The crying was not good; I have a sneaky feeling that if I had read it on a better day, I would not have cried.

    I'm not sure, though.

    Anyway, there are some times when crying is a good thing, for reasons that seem to be as physical as anything else. Some days my head just feels better after I've cried. (Most days not so much; I get the runny nose thing and that's not cool.)

  4. I haven't read it. Is it worth reading?

  5. Well, you're not nearly as maternal as I am, so let me reread it before I answer you.

  6. Haha, true, I certainly am not.

    But let me know if I should read it. I shall be in need of some light reading to offset my school reading this year.

  7. After a certain amount of rereading and of considering, I say I would not recommend it to you. However, if you were to read it, I would not discourage you. It's possible I need to know your tastes better.

    However, I would recommend her other books—or rather, her Bayern books, preferably starting with The Goose Girl. (She should pay me, I bring them up so often.) Whether or not you read the Grimms' tale first is pretty much irrelevant.