Once is usually Enough for me

I’ve been having difficulty finding a book that holds my interest.  I like a book that grabs me at the first sentence…yet when this happens, it means that I can’t wait to find out what happens in the end…so halfway through I read ahead to find out what happens and then spend the rest of the story regretting that decision.  This is probably the reason I have never read the same book twice.  The closest I’ve come is Leon Uris, Exodus or maybe the Thornbirds…

I also can count on maybe two fingers the number of times I’ve watched a movie after reading the book.  I think it has to do with my personality and my displeasure with boredom in general.  The other obstacle is I cannot read/absorb violence or just generally when bad things happen to people that causes pain and/or agony.  So in today’s genre of movies and literature, My options are very limited.

There are 4 movies I have watched multiple times Ice storm, obviously Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Beals and her double in Flashdance and my annual Ellen Burstyn/Alan Alda Same Time Next Year.  Oh and the Sound of Music because of the music, julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and the music.  Interestingly, I recently watched a Christopher Plummer Movie a few nights ago which was pretty good.
And this little look into my brain is finished and inserted in Dear Diary……it’s time for some CHIEFS football.

Until next time…..

One thought on “Once is usually Enough for me

  1. If you can find books worth reading, go for it. Who cares if you jump to the ending?

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