Saturday, July 22, 2006

And the let down

So I finished reading Son of a Witch today. And it reminded me why I haven't ventured out of romance novels for quite some time. I like Happily Ever After. I like the ending delivered to me in a nice little package, wrapped with a pretty pink bow that says "Enjoy, everything works out fine in the end."

That was not the case with this book. There are so many unanswered questions after the last sentence. It's like the book was ended in the middle instead of following everything through. I can only hope that there will be a third book to tie up all the loose ends.

Bad endings are SUCH an annoyance to me. I hate feeling like I've invested all this time into something (whether it's a book or movie), only to have the end leave me feeling like it was a complete and total waste of time. And I seem to be having to deal with that feeling an aweful lot lately. There has been no less than two movies and at least this book that has left me feeling unsatisfied and a little moody after it's over. The worst of it all is that I will probably spend nights analyzing in my head what should have happened/what will happen next. But maybe it'll encourage me to do some writing of my own, so it might work out for the best.

I got a bit of interesting news today. Our high school has been without a cheerleading program for about three years. It sucks and I had thought about donating my time to get the program started back up. But up until now I haven't had the time or the energy to do anything like that. Well, lo and behold, the school is looking for a cheer/dance coach for the fall! I think I'm going to apply. I LOVED cheerleading & have felt that the school has been suffering for not having anyone to motivate the crowd to stay involved in the game, so this could be a really cool opportunity!

That's pretty much all I've got today. I'm off to watch Soul Plane with the hubs. A movie that I know is both entertaining and turns out in the end. Plus it's funny as heck!


Scottage said...

Good luck with the cheerleading program. It's always great when you can build something up better than it was, makes you and those effected by the program feel awesome, and does something great for the youths of your community.

Stacy Dawn said...

**shaking pom poms** Raw Raw sis boom bah Gooooooo Carrie!

Only wished I still fit into the cute little outfits.

Tigersan said...

Yes... me also hates reading long stories to find out they have bad endings...

Poor Odi always gets pushed off that table!

Big Sky Girl said...

Just so you know, I write in my blog now... check me out. :) I'm super excited for you to be a cheer coach -- I might get to coach flags at the college here next fall. That would be so fun... especially since a couple of the girls I flagged in high school with live here now and would help me, and one of the girls I coached in high school is on the team. Yay! Anyway, I totally know what you mean about not reading "non" romance... it's depressing sometimes. We went to "the devil wears prada" and i was like if this has a sucky ending i'm going to be so mad. :) read me! *heart* u!

kristarella said...

Hot new template! I haven't seen this one.

I recommend that you DON'T watch Magnolia. Three hours with one sing-a-long and a ridiculous climax.