Monday, February 1, 2010


Literati: n. the literary intelligentsia, well-educated people who are interested in literature.

This weekend has been unusual for Alabama. We were iced in. Now mind you it only takes a little bit of ice to shut my little city down but it was fun nonetheless to be shut in.....but only for a minute. By day 2 I was pretty much not fucking happy about being stuck inside. I was invited to a book clun meeting this weekend and for lack of anything better to do i decided that maybe i should go. After a few minutes of deep contemplation however, I decided that I just didnt want to go. For whatever reason, I just didn't feel like being a member of the Literati this weekend. As a matter I don't know if i can stand one more room full of insufferably hip people who think they know anything about everything. I didn't think I could handle one more person, puffed up on their own sense of importance, spout another word about good and bad literature. There really is no right choice in book....You like what you like...end of story.
I can't quite say what prompted by foul mood. Since i have, for most of my life, been a book lover, I didn't know what caused this sudden and virulent change of opinion about some of my fellow readers. My guess is that I have been so thoroughly disappointed by the things I'm reading lately that I have been unable to forgive the authors of the books I'm reading. I've been wanting to throw the whole of my library into the fiery pit and start over!

Yes this is irrational, as most writers seem to really care about writing the best story that they can (Don't they?) but still....I'm done with the bullshit I've been reading lately. Please please help me and tell me of some really good books they have a passable plot and some steamy dialogue!!! Alabama is still in the midst of this funky cold snap and my sanity just may depend on it! See ya next time.