Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Whatcha reading?!

Melanie over at Mel, A Dramatic Mommy needs our help! She just can't get into the book that her book club is currently reading. So here is what she's asked us to do!

On this post or on your own site using Mr. Linky, give us the title and author, a review and three sentences from page 38.

I'm currently reading Running With Scissors by Augusen Burroughs. Here is what Google Books has to say about it:

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs....Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

And for 3 sentences from page 38:
"There's always someone around, always someting fun to do," she'd said. I couldn't believe it had taken so long for me to finally see where he lived. Visiting the personal residence of John Ritter would not be more exciting than this.

So now YOU tell us what you're reading! Please visit Mel's site and join in on the fun!


Melanie said...

I loved John Ritter! I'm definitely intrigued, thank you!

Kimber said...

Never read the book, but saw the movie. Interesting story!