Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

I don't quite remember what compelled me to read this book. I always hear something somewhere about a book or band and then I just have to go find out more. So I decided to read it. So far, it is long! Okay so I'm only on Chapter 4, but it seems so long because she is just giving the background of her mom's life right now.

Oh, I guess I shouldn't assume everyone knows what this book is about! The author is Joan Crawford's daughter who writes about her life growing up with her very crazy mother. I've only seen parts of the movie "Mommie Dearest" so I want to read the book before I see the whole thing.

You know me, I love reading about when bad things happen to good people. Why? I have no idea.

Update 9/9/09

So I'm almost done with the book and have noticed that I've lost interest in the second half. The beginning of the book is great when Christina documents the interactions between her and her mother but the second half of the book is full of their correspondence through letters. Which gets a little tiring and a bit on the boring side.

However, it does make me want to watch a Joan Crawford movie!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

When Angels Intervene to Save the Children by Hartt Wixcom

I don't know why I picked this book up at the library, I just grabbed it and left. It's a really quick read and I have to admit I didn't really finish it all the way through.

It's about the Cokeville, Wyoming bombing incident on May 16, 1986. Some crazy guy held an elementary school hostage asking $2 million dollars per kid. The authors of the book are parents of one of the student hostages and they describe the events leading up to the bombing as well as the after math.

I thought the book was interesting up until after the bombing. That is when the authors go all spiritual and try to convince you that angels were present and saved the children. I'm not saying I don't believe in angels and spirituality or anything like that, it's just that the book got boring during that part.

I know, I'm weird, if it doesn't keep my attention then I just don't finish it. I can't say that I would recommend the book, but I didn't think it was quite a waist of my time, it kept me busy when I was bored.