I was able to wrap up this book on my lunch breaks this week and let me tell you how happy I was this book ended. I wanted to shout from the rooftops that I was finally finished!
No, it's not a horrible book. No, it's not a super long book.
Yes, it took me less than a week to read....but still.....
This book is....boring. I just didn't find it interesting at all. Maybe it's because I grew up with a Paps who worked on dairies and we grew up with Grandparents who lived out in the country area of town. I'm not sure but the entire time I was reading this book I felt like I was slamming my head repeatedly into a brick wall.
I understand, this woman is from Jersey and had never stepped foot on farmland, but seriously her constant bitching about a situation she didn't necessarily have to be in wasn't going to make the experience any better.
Don't get me wrong I do my fair share of bitching....yes I'll admit I complain like no one else's business at times. But the majority of the other time I'm trying to make the situation as enjoyable as possible. This woman apparently does not believe in it. She likes to point out everything gross and weird and wrong with country life and with 368 pages of this it gets old............real fast!
Other than her constant whining I did enjoy some of the humorous sections where I formed a clear movie reel in my head, picture - cows chasing an extremely freaked out blonde in designer duds!
Other than the few humorous moments I was not at all into this book. I finished it, thank the stars in the skies, but I wish I had read a sample of this book before:
A. Putting it on my book list
B. Subjecting my book club to reading it as well.
The author's only saving grace with me was the sympathy card. No she didn't ask for it, in fact if I hadn't done research (to get a picture of this chick) I would have probably never stumbled upon this fact.
Her husband died this year in April from cancer. And if there is one thing you can walk away feeling good about from this book, it is the love she has for her husband. After I found that out I softened a little for her.
Regardless of the fact that a big part of me softened, I still can't give her book higher than a C on the grading scale.
For those who are going to check it out just beware - there's a lot of whiny, bitching, and overall oddness.