Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White Teeth

Wow, has it really been FOUR months since my last post?!  I guess I shouldn't be that surprised.  I am quite the expert at getting extremely excited about starting a new project, and then having it slowly start collecting dust in the closet of my subconsciousness labeled, "New and Exciting... please don't forget about us!"  :)

Well, I am happy to announce that I made it through White Teeth**, and as of 9:00 p.m. this evening, actually finished reading the entire book!  I should probably mention, I am also an expert at getting extremely excited about starting a new book, and quietly putting aside the one I have already gotten half-way through in the midst of a momentary loss of interest.  (Note to self: perseverance is also a virtue; put more effort into achieving more of it, at least when it comes to reading.) 

SO, in an effort to get away from this habit I've fallen into, I've decided to REALLY try to finish a book, and not start on another one until I'm done.  I had been doing really well when I finished, surprisingly quickly, Running with Scissors (which I definitely recommend!)  But White Teeth, by Zadie Smith, has been my most recent accomplishment in my path towards "reading perseverance".  While this book was a DEFINITE page-turner in the beginning, with its multitude of colorful characters, and the delicious, intricate way Smith connects each one--full of drama and scandal, the interest falls by the way-side right when I need my interest piqued the most-- the last fifty pages... noooo!!!  Either way, I have finished it... so I've decided to mark this personal milestone with a new blog entry.  Finishing a book... and reviving the momolicious blog--now that's what I call killing two birds with one stone.  :) 

**Have you read this book?  I am open to any comments if you have... and always open to any new reading material recommendations.