Wednesday, August 7, 2013
WIP Wednesday and Yarn-Along
Circle of Fun rug using lots of reclaimed cotton yarns. And I read The Devil Wears Prada, which just happened to be on the staff picks shelf at the library. I'd seen the movie and it was a fun read. However, I think it's one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the original book. I found Andrea, the first-person narrator, less sympathetic because of her constant snarkiness than Anne Hathaway's character in the movie. The portrayal of the boss from hell who mistreats her employees and forces them to neglect their own personal and family lives is about the only plot point, so the book reads like a lengthy tabloid expose. But I was irritated by Andrea's spineless, passive-aggressive response to her situation, and couldn't really sympathize with her much. And last week, when I reviewed the latest Tom Clancy book, I put in a caution about language... well, this little book surprised me by dropping more F-bombs than that 800-pager. Maybe New York girls really do talk like that, but it sure didn't make me like them, or the chick-lit they show up in.
Rosalind. It's starting to be pretty, but there's a long way to go yet. Linking up to WIP Wednesday and Yarn-Along.