Saturday, April 25, 2009

So, there I am reading this book


and it's all manly and footbally and everything. but in a halfway deep sort of way. I'm twenty pages in and I have to pee. So I go do that. Then I climb into bed, grab the book, turn to page twenty and start reading again. Only, what I don't know is that I've accidentally grabbed this book:

and I am SO CONFUSED. Why did the football game turn into an orphanage where people think they can fly? I mean, the football player did talk about how he could stop time, and this new (girl) orphan discovers that she can go all invisible and stuff (and both the football guy and the orphan girl mysteriously keep repeating "if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?") but WTH is the author trying to do here?!

It takes me three chapters to realize that maybe I should read the flapcopy.

It takes me two reads through the flapcopy to realize that I'm not reading the same book.

And, yeah. They're thinking of giving me a PhD.

4 comments:

Ann said...

So funny. Priceless.

bff said...

I am calling Graham TODAY.

I'm going to say, "This woman is a GENIUS. Give her a D.Phil NOW. NOW, do you hear me?"

And he just. might. do it.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Ha ha ha!

karen said...

That sounds like something I'd do (and probably have done) - which would explain why sometimes books are very confusing to me.