Monday, June 26, 2006

Summer Reading.

Finished another book! I've read more books recently than I ever have before.

Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay

I think a lot of women fear having the in-laws in this book! I would say the author of this book is v. skillful at creating stifling and oppressive atmospheres and characters, but so much so that I was irritable while reading it and never want the book mentioned to me again! I think it ends...hopeful, though, even though there's not much of a resolution. I guess that's why it's a hopeful--not happy--ending. While it takes place during the early 70s, the plot, of a woman feeling trapped and having to struggle to break free, can certainly be relatable today.

Well, I have some paperwork to fill out before my interview Thursday, and I have to find somewhere to fax it from, so I best get on it.

6 comments:

Nick said...

I love those kinds of stories and movies. I always get mad at people though - including the protagaonist if they just sit and take it.

It is frustrating to watch people just roll-over.

[.chickadees.on.the.pavemen7] said...

you can fax things at the library in jefferson.

Stefanie said...

Yeah, the woman in the story got out of her situation, but it was hard because she got no support from her husband (a real momma's boy, he had them move in with his parents when he lost his job) or her own family ("you took a vow blahblah husband comes first"). And that's when I just want to punch people!

Stefanie said...

Yeah, that's prob. where I'll go.

Nick said...

So did ya fax it? It's Thursday right?

Stefanie said...

Yes, I faxed it!