Oh my Goth.

Oprah’s latest book club pick just so happens to be my 2nd-favorite book of all time: The Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett. If you don’t know what my 1st-favorite book is, then you are missing some very key information about me. Put it this way – my child’s middle name is Scarlett.

I normally pay little attention to the whole Oprah “thing.” She doesn’t really do anything for me, and at times I feel her attempts to be “real” come off more fake than if she would just say something like “You know what? I have more money than God, and therefore I have no idea what a normal person’s life is like.” That would make me feel better.

But the book club, well, that’s a great idea. Here is a woman with a lot of influence, telling her Oprah Army what to read. And they do it. So it’s nice that she picked a book that I absolutely LOVE, meaning lots more people will read it, and maybe fall in love with it, too.

If you like TPoTE, then also check out the sequel: World Without End. It picks up 300 years later with the descendants of the characters in the first book. It’s not as good as the first one (what sequel ever is?), but it’s pretty well-done all the same.

I wish I could be more coherent about this, but it’s been a rather tough couple of days. More on that later, but for now, go out and read. TV is going to be all re-runs after this week anyway.


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3 Responses to Oh my Goth.

  1. Haha…this is a common feeling I think. My Cheese Wife classes this as her favourite book and she is crushed about this Oprah gig. I haven’t read it yet, though I know I should. Reading a 1000 page book? When?

    Still owe you Tim Booth, don’t I? Must get on that…

  2. Never read Pillars of the Earth, but otherwise I could have written this post!

  3. Mikie

    Hey girl,
    Been awhile. I’m finally back in the world of the living. Email me at my 1st & middle names at neo.rr.com.