Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Book Report

So, at work, I don't have a lot to do anymore. To fill in the time, I read books and magazines, walk around and talk to people, even organize dance parties. Well, kind of. On our last snow day, only 1 store manager showed up, so people just did whatever they wanted. I organized an 80's dance party, complete with the Michael Jackson Thriller soundtrack. People were dancing like monsters, it was crazy hilarious.

Anyways, I have read 3 books in the past 2 weeks. That's the most I've read at one time since I was pregnant with Annabelle. Today, I finished The Time Traveler's Wife. It did not disappoint. I was standing there, trying to finish the last 4 pages, taking small breaks to try to mask my tears and calm down enough to finish the book. It was really sad and beautiful and wonderful. (although I don't recommend it to anyone that might get offended by a little rough language or a little sex talk....now you all want to read it, don'tcha? hee hee)

So I started getting a little mad. Because my department is Soooooooo slow, and all of a sudden, I am flooded with customers. I am bawling my eyes out, mascara down the face, snot everywhere, and I just want to finish my last 2 pages, and people have the nerve to see me in this condition and STILL ask me to find them a stupid size 8W Stride Rite. UGH. The nerve of people that expect me to stop reading and actually do my job. Double ugh.

I started "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" It looks interesting, but a little less captivating than my last book. I think it is supposed to be the story of the Wizard of Oz, through the eyes of the Wicked Witch, but I may be wrong. I'm still in the first chapter. I'll let ya know.

10 Comments:

At 2/22/2006 10:13 AM, Blogger Mi'Chelle said...

Poor lady, not able to finish your book when you wanted to. This almsot happened to me with Grey's Anatomy on Sunday. The hottest, most poignant thing ever, and Brie wakes up screaming. Gabe was working on something and had headphones on, and I was totally throwing things at him so he'd deal with the kid and I could try to salvage my moment.

 
At 2/22/2006 5:31 PM, Blogger Valerie Dykstra said...

Man, I wish I could read at work. I cannot believe you get to do that. I'm so envious. I've never read either of the books you speak of, but generally, I just love a good book. Thanks for being faithful to my blog. I appreciated you last comment very much.

 
At 2/23/2006 9:10 AM, Blogger Paula said...

Wicked is a great book! The second has come out too. It's called Son of a Witch. I have it but haven't started it yet.

 
At 2/23/2006 3:19 PM, Blogger Clay, Misty, Willow and River Precious Newcomb said...

hello queen bartell, lets get together. it's supposed to be sunny here. do you work on tuesdays??? maybe we could go to the park sometime. my kids are being naughty, i have to go.

 
At 2/24/2006 10:18 AM, Blogger Clay, Misty, Willow and River Precious Newcomb said...

unfortunately our carpet pad is not pink, it's more like gray confetti with some pretty blue in it. sort of a disappointment, I'll admit it. willow's bday is coming up (as is annabelle's) wanna come? or even do something together for them??? no pressure if you don't want every birthday to be spent together.

 
At 2/24/2006 2:24 PM, Blogger Phyllis RenĂ©e said...

I hate it when I get interrupted while I'm reading at work!

 
At 2/24/2006 7:20 PM, Blogger Andrea* said...

Loved Time Travelors Wife! I heard a rumor that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anoston bought the rights to make the movie... right before they split up. Ah well! LOL!

 
At 2/25/2006 6:31 PM, Blogger Kara said...

Hey Mindi. Went to Dillard's today and found some great shirts for Haven for cheap, and looked for you in the shoe section, but no luck. I realized I didn't know what your schedule was, but the thought was there.....:)

 
At 2/27/2006 1:57 AM, Blogger Suzanne B. said...

I'll be interested to know what you think of Wicked.

 
At 3/02/2006 4:59 PM, Blogger stevie.be. said...

aww that is too cute. if i came in looking for a dress i would definitely grab you a tissue and give you a hug and then take you out for coffee and maybe even a foot massage before asking u to help me find a dress in my size (whatever size that may be hahaha!)

that is awesome that you liked the time traveler. i will make a mental note cuz i have seen it in the store before.

cute post, sweet girl :)

 

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