- The post Red Riding hood story written up as a case history: "Grandmother dead. Wolf not dead. Wolf marries mother. R. not happy..."
- If the princess was so sensitive that she felt the pea under all those mattresses, then she would probably be unbearably sensitive to everything.
- The fisherman's wife of the guy with the three wishes really just wants a divorce.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 09, 2012
The premise sounded like fun. There is an online program where you can enter your wishes, and they get granted, but there is a price. And I didn't even mind the raunchy guy talk of I would like to take so and so to bed. And Buddy Pancake was a likable character, loved his wife, hated his job, so I liked how his wishes started changing his life. But then it went into a lot of senseless killing. I have a hard enough time with murders in mysteries and spy novels and all those crime shows on TV, but this went beyond my tolerance level and not my idea of entertainment. Sorry Mr. Locke, I will not contribute to your further success. (Wasn't John Locke one of the strangest characters on the TV series "Lost"?)
The one thing this book made me think about was if I was given three or so wishes, what would they be? Mostly I think of the nebulous health and happiness for my son, family and friends. The rest of the things that come to mind seem like I can make them happen myself, if I set my mind to it - travel around the world, get someone to clean my house and redo my yard, have a meaningful conversation about reorganizing my work environment, create a foundation to support Latvian libraries and archives. What ARE my priorities?