Monday, April 12, 2010

"Genuine beauty is always quite alarming."

It's 1:42 a.m. and I can't sleep at all. I realize this could be due to the fact that I drank a huge coffee at like 2pm, or the fact that I was out until 3am last night, went to bed at 4, and got up at noon. But I actually think there's a third, more influential reason. The book I'm currently reading.

I'll spare you the details of the book, but I will tell you the name - The Secret History by Donna Tartt. (The title of this post is a quote from the book.) I just wanted to say that one of the greatest things ever is reading a book that's so captivating that you can't think about much else. I've read some good books within the last couple months (The Lovely Bones, Mystic River, Rabbit Run, The Alchemist, The Abstinence Teacher), but it's been a while since I read something that really engaged my mind and senses enough to disrupt my sleep. Unlike a lot of books, with this one, the more I read, the more awake I am.

I really want to get up early tomorrow, so I'm going to go make some tea and read something boring instead, but I just wanted to mention this because to a bibliophile like myself, this is one of the greatest things in life. I know at least Ben will know what I mean.

Goodnight to all, and I leave you with this week's Sarah Palin impression by Tina Fey:

1 comment:

Ben said...

You're right. I do know what you mean. I've never heard of that book but I am adding it to my wish list now.

Hope you got some sleep.