Liz and Gianna are two of a dying breed--traveling sales reps for book publishers--who sell books in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and the Deep South. Since we're constantly on the road hawking books, we must find ways to amuse ourselves. So here we've decided to share our anecdotes, adventures, favorite books, and efforts in making the world (or at least these few states) a more literate place to inhabit.
We usually try to play nice with the printed word, but the challenge demands we go dirty today and talk some smack about some books. I'm not above reading the train wreck book; sometimes you just have to see how bad a book gets. So here we go.
The Bridges of Madison County (Waller)
I don't know why I read this but I did. It's terrible. I don't care what anyone says, its just garbage. And yes I saw the movie; I can't explain myself so I won't even try, but the movie was the pits too. Frankly I don't like Clint Eastwood (except in those Any Which Way But Loose movies because I just love Ruth Gordon). [Gianna just wants to be cool. Secretly she loves Bridges. She has the movie poster hanging in her bedroom...so I've heard. I don't actually hang out in Gianna's bedroom.]
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
HATE. I HATE this book. It was bad enough that I had to read parts of it for three different classes for my American History degree, but then some of my lit professors assigned it too. I don't care if he was a founding father and I admire his inventive spirit...but I suspect that Ben Franklin was the smug asshole of the colonial scene. He's so full of himself--blech. Not a fan.