Sunday, September 7, 2008

There's a Little Witch in the Over-Thinker....

If you're looking to read something to pass the time while waiting for Hills to post photos of her new haircut, may I recommend:

WICKED


Book Photo found at:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/LeslieRodriguez/wicked-book.jpg

Yesterday, I twittered*: "I would like to let the 21st century know that I've started reading Wicked. Just watch, next thing you know I'll be trying Starbucks." Sometimes I'm a bit slow on the uptake, not always the first to pick up what's been put down. I have a tendency to do this with books. Oh Hi, Harry Potter! What's that? You've been out for six years? Don't mind if I do!!

I picked up Wicked about a year ago at Half-Price Books and it's been sitting on my bookshelf in the "need to read row." Yes, I have a need to read row, so what? Shut up---anal retentiveness is SO the new black!! With Halloween around the corner, I knew that I wanted to read a Halloween-y, Witch-y type of book. Usually, my go-to is Practical Magic (easily one of my most favorite books of all time, even though the movie sort of blew chunks---the book is a million times better) but I wanted to do something new. So, Wicked it is!

So far, I'm really loving it. It's not the normal book genre I go for, but with all the hub-bub I felt I needed to give it a try. It's more Lord of the Rings-y than my typical go-to-mystery book. Jess is also reading it (when she's not busy doing "heroine"--such a ho) and has asked me if I would like to race. I have neither accepted, nor have I declined. She's very competitive, so I'm thinking I should accept and then let her win. I'm fairly certain she could cream the living tar out of me, so I'm okay with losing. No really, I'm okay.

Through work, I was able to score 2 tickets to the Broadway Production of Wicked (traveling show, performed in the metro). The show is in December. I hope to have the book completed by that time. If not, I'll ask Jess for Cliff Notes and let her be my date. Although, I've already asked my mom to go with me. Hmm, I wonder if my mom could take Jess. I think she could if Jess wasn't fueled by a gas tank of Diet Mountain Dew. Love you Jess! Kisses!

*I keep forgetting to pimp Twitter. If you want to follow my smart-assness throughout the day, you can find me here. Please note that I twitter terribly irrelevant things (not to be confused with irreverent).

16 comments:

Nilsa S. said...

I've heard both the book and the musical are wonderful. I have yet to jump into either. You'll have to let me know your final thoughts when you're done.

Memarie Lane said...

I REALLY disliked the book. Really really REALLY disliked it, thought it was god-awful by the time I got to the end. But I heard from people that both read it and saw the play that the play is way better.

The Over-Thinker said...

Nilsa: I will definitely do that!

Memarie: A co-worker of mine said she couldn't finish it and another friend of mine said it wasn't her cup o' tea. And me? I didn't like The Wizard of Oz at all b/c I HATE Judy Garland (sorry Judy lovers out there). So far, I like the book (but I'm only on page 59)...time will tell.

friyet said...

i read Wicked a couple of years ago.... liked it, one of my friends absolutely hated it, hated elfaba's guts. haven't seen the play so can't compare the book to it... have seen practical magic and i'm not sure i knew there was a book, but now that i do, i will try to find it! books are always better! and i can imagine adian quinn in the boook.

The Over-Thinker said...

FriYet: FYI, Alice Hoffman is the author. I loved all of the actors they picked for the characters--totally spot on (especially Aidan, Mmm mmm mmm). But the book is much more lengthy (in a good) way and much more dramatic. I just think the screenplay was unbelievably watered down. Made witchcraft see fairytale hokey, etc. Let me know what you think of it!

twitchypoo said...

I think I've read so many books my brain has shut down with reading. I get em all mixed up now.

The Over-Thinker said...

"Twitchy": are you Twitchy on purpose, today?

Meg said...

I haven't read it, but it's been on my to-read list for ages.
How do I Twitter? I don't get it...

jess said...

i better get cranking then. i'd LOVE to go to the show - it will be in SLC next spring. tickets are effing A expensive though - like ridiculous expensive. i've seen phantom on broadway. i've seen les mis on broadway AND in slc. and i think i paid as much for those three tickets COMBINED as ONE ticket for wicked. wtf.

All Adither said...

That book is sitting on my kitchen counter right now, awaiting my judgment. My mother in law left it for me and I'm trying to decide if it's my cup of tea...

The Over-Thinker said...

Meg: Ya know, I can't remember how I started!! Can anyone help?

Jess: I think my tickets were something like $70 a piece and I got them through a lottery. It's just nuts.

All Adither: Normally I don't go for this fantasy stuff, as I like to keep it "real" but so far so good...

Hillary said...

So, uhhh, I don't mean to disappoint but I'm not posting photos of my hair. Not until it grows out ... in about 3 years.

Marissa said...

the play is amazing! i'm seeing it again in october when my mom comes to visit. can't wait to hear what you think of the book!

lastnameunknown said...

Loved the play. Loved it.

Hank

The Over-Thinker said...

Hills: I'm pretty sure that since I posted about it that it means you have to post a photo. I think it's blog-law or something.

Marissa: I will definitely let you know!

Hank: I can't wait for the play. I'm glad to hear you loved it! Did you love the book, too?

lastnameunknown said...

Never read the book. Never will.

Hank