I'm sure many of you were ...
I, somewhat miraculously, saved myself from wasting away in V.C. Andrews Land of Lustful Incestuous Lunacy.
I gave up those crap books Cold Turkey...and have suffered no lasting ill-effects.
Here's how it went down:
As soon as I finished writing my Plea For Help, for reasons unknown(now that I think about it, perhaps it was The Universe quietly lending a much needed helping hand), I zipped over to Wikipedia, and, as previously mentioned, once there, I discovered that there was a PREQUEL to the Flowers in the Attic.
Wikipedia assured me that this prequel is equally awful/excellent.
~A Contemplative Aside: I wonder if this whole Prequel thing will ever catch on in books &/OR movies. ~
As I was reading the synopsis of the excellently awful/awfully excellent "Garden of Shadows", I thought to my Self,
"Heeeeeyyyyyy, waaaaaaaiiiit a minute, Self. I could spare us a whole lot of time and shame and braincells and, instead of reading all the rest of the books in this mind-numbingly horrible/awesome series in long form, why don't I just read their Wikipedia synposises...synopses...yeah ok spellcheck likes that one better.? By doing so, I will find out what happens in the final two books, thereby accommodating my less than stellar content retention skills AND satisfying my morbid and shameful curiosity in 3-5 minutes or less. Self, you are a goddamn genius."
That is the tale of how The Universe ...and Wikipedia...came to my rescue and saved my life.
Laura - Did you actually go ahead and re-read these books?? If so (you foolish FOOLISH woman), how'd it go??
K.G. - I know EXACTLY what Santa would do...he'd round up a magnificent orchestra of Kazoos to play a rousing yet soothing version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" whilst he read free eBook after free eBook until his brains fell out.
S.S. - I'm not sure what to say regarding your V.C. Andrews confession.
Am I mightily impressed and envious??
Am I shockingly dismayed and reconsidering being your friend??
hmmmmmmm....lemme get back to you on that one ;) xoxo
B.B.B.B. - You speak and The Universe listens...This weekend alone, I've heard 3 ABBA songs on the radio.
To make up for my grievous exclusion of ABBA in my last post and for the listening...not to mention viewing pleasure of my Beloved Readers:
How the hell could I choose just ONE??...or even just TWO???....or THREE???? ...or ELEVEN???
Oh ABBA....how I love you so.