Jenz thoughts and feelings

October 10, 2006

Just finished reading this book

Filed under: Home and Family — jenz @ 12:59 pm


It was a very good book. Interesting and humorous and hard to put down. I really like the way the author wrote she has an unique style of writing, kind of narrative in style. I would be interested in reading another one of her books to see if she always writes in this style or whether it was just for this book.


In view of the stuff that’s going for us at the moment I particularly found this relevant.


“Round and round went my thoughts” (Keyes page 553). I have had 2 nights where I haven’t been able to go to sleep till after midnight. Really hard having to get up in the morning then. Last week I was waking up in the middle of the night for about an hour. Last night I had a big cry before I went to sleep. At last I have found a man who loves me and adores me and I am being made to suffer for it. What I did i ever do wrong???


“I hated this business of being grown-up. I hated having to make decisions where I didn’t know what was behind the door” (Keyes page 553). Whoever said hind sight was a wonderful thing was entirely right if I could change things I would. I even know 2 options I would look at.


“I wanted a world where goodies and baddies were clearly labelled. Where ominous music starts playing the minute the baddie comes on screen, so you cant possibly mistake him [or in our case her].” (Keyes page 553) I would go a step further and say I would like music to play when the author knows that in the future a decision you make is going to cause considerable trouble and unhappiness so that the character can decide its not worth making that decision however, tempting and hard life is – making that decision will make things so so so much harder and unpleasant.


“Where someone asks you to choose between playing with the beautiful princess in the fragrant garden [or even just having life as it was] and being eaten by the monster in the foul-smelling pit [believe me viewing the monster is so scary and the thought of what will happen next and in the future is terrifying]” (Keyes page 553).


“Being a victim . . .” (Keyes page 553) isn’t nice and that’s what we are even if the monster doesnt think so. The definition of victim is “One who is made to suffer . . .” or “Someone . . . hurt” and we are suffering and being hurt by the big black monster for something we didn’t do.


Congratulations if you are still reading this. I realise it may not make much sense to you but I think it helps a little to be able to write it down. Thanks my dear and faithful friends.



  1. I liked this post, very poignant. I think most of what you’ve posted here is very relevant, and i too hate being all grown up, having to make decisions without knowing whats behind that door 😦

    Comment by Michelle — October 10, 2006 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

  2. I liked this post too and I’ve also read that book, the only part I didn’t like about it is that I wished the main character would have gotten more of a backbone and stuck up for herself…

    Comment by Amy — October 10, 2006 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

  3. I think she’s a great author

    Comment by supermom — October 11, 2006 @ 1:13 am | Reply

  4. Will have to read the book now! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by NMOTB — October 11, 2006 @ 6:37 am | Reply

  5. I agree, a great book. All of her books are really really good!


    Comment by Jenn — October 12, 2006 @ 2:55 pm | Reply

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