Monday, May 18, 2009


I mentioned a few posts ago how when I start reading a book I become consumed by it. I have to restrict myself to only one book a month because even after I finish the book I can't stop thinking about the characters and their lives. If I get too many story lines in my head at once I would never be able to get anything done. I also usually try to start and finish a book in the same day because I especially can't focus at work when all I can think about is how the book is going to end. Unfortunately, I started reading "Firefly Lane" yesterday and because its almost 500 pages only got three quarters of the way through it. I tried to go to bed at eleven last night but couldn't sleep (in case you haven't caught on yet, its because I was thinking about the book). I got out of bed at 12:15 and went up stairs so I could keep reading. Finally at 2:00 in the morning I forced myself to put the book down and try to sleep. Today I am super bratty and have no patience for my patients. I don't know if its the lack of sleep or my feelings from the book carrying over into my normal life.
The book starts out with two pages of the current day where the women are no longer friends and then jumps back to the 70's when they met and continues on through the 80's, 90's, and then 2000's. I am almost to the current day and I have a need to know what happens that sends a thirty year friendship down the drain.
I'm usually not a fiction reader, I prefer real life stories like memoirs, but for some reason I picked this book up and I'm glad I did. It is set in Seattle which I love because I feel like I'm special because I know all the places that are referenced. Even though its fiction its very true to life about the relationship between friends. How over time they grow apart and then grow back together again.


Allison said...

If you finish it before Friday, send it with mom so I can read it next! She's leaving early Friday morning to come visit me til Monday. If you don't have any plans and don't have to work you should come too. Joe's out of town to China for another 8 days and I could use the company!

Lauren said...

I want to read it too but I am still trying to get through the SIX books you left here last time! I only have ONE to give to you, but I am reading as fast as I can. I have one for Ali too.