Thursday, May 21, 2009

If you like Leno, better watch quickly -- I think he only has a week or so left of "The Tonight Show" and then he goes prime time. I am not a fan of Conan O'Brien so what in the world am I going to do without the Leno monologue -- that is how I gauge what time to hit the sack! I am too old to learn new tricks! Oh well, on that note -- night all!

What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?

I think the book that comes to mind that I would love to be able to read again for the first time was "The Diary of Anne Frank". I must have been about twelve or thirteen when I read it for the first time and knew that it was different from any other biography that I had read before. In the first place, it wasn't written about the past it was written in present tense and was the first time that I had had such a personal view of such tragedy and the person was approximately my age. It was controversial yet not inappropriate and it opened up a world to me beyond my own walls. Now, I had read other books about other countries -- I was partial to Kate Seredy's books and I inhaled anything to do with the United Kingdom. "The Diary of Anne Frank" was completely different in that it was a real person and it happened only a decade before to a girl my age. I could completely identify with her thoughts and feelings and empathized with her completely. I would love to be able to get the "first" impression of this book again -- I wouldn't mind being twelve or thirteen again either if just for a day.