Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A while back my husband suggested that I read Elegance of the Hedgehog. I use the term "read" but what I really mean is listen to it on my ipod. I usually don't like listening to books on tape/ipod. I prefer to read the words and admire the grammar, sentence structure, etc. There's something about a really well written sentence that I just love - to think that someone can take words and create such beautiful prose inspires me. If there is one thing that I wish that I could do well it's write.
Anyway, after much prodding, I gave in and started listening to this book. It was awesome. The actors reading the parts were superb. The language was seductive and elegant. I adored all the references to philosophy, film and Anna Karenina. I listened to it bit by bit, portioning the book out over a period of weeks for fear that it would end. And then it came, the ending, and it overwhelmed me.
There are many reviews of this book out there so I'm not going to contribute mine except to say that this is a beautiful book and if you don't read it you will miss out on something wonderful. I can't say much more because I don't want to spoil it for you. Believe me, this one is worth the time and if you prefer to listen to books, I found this recording particularly enjoyable.
That's all for now. Lately I have been embroidering and sewing only occasionally. We are in the middle of a kitchen renovation so that takes most of my time. And I'm still trying to exercise but with the house a mess, I haven't gotten to the gym nearly as much as I should.
Happy Spring and be well.