Monday, January 25, 2010

The Beatiful Ms. Bonnie and Under the Dome

The Beautiful Ms. Bonnie is a little overwhelmed just now.

First, she thinks it's a lot to ask of her, in her dotage, to adapt to new technology. Just because I got an e-reader for Christmas (the Barnes & Noble Nook) doesn't mean that she was planning on learning how to use an e-reader.

Secondly, she found the book she just finished reading, Stephen King's "Under the Dome", to be fairly intense for her. She says:

"If you want to be creeped out by human interactions and dynamics, read this! It's like "The Stand," with your basic unraveling of "life as we know it", and then the ensuing weirdness that humans can engage in. There's the pitting of "good" against "evil", and tension building more and more as everything just becomes unbearably bleak. I could barely contain myself! I wanted to pace around the house, and munch on things at various points in the book! (Wait! I always want to munch on things!)

And an especially nice feature to this book is the wonderful appearance of a canine character. Not that Cujo monstrosity (what was SK thinking?!) But a sweet, dear, brilliant, fine upstanding citizen-of-the-world type dog. (A little like me, perhaps?)

Definitely, read SK's "Under the Dome", and I'm predicting this one's going to be made into a movie! "

(The astute reader with good eye-sight might notice that The Beautiful Ms. Bonnie is actually reading at the moment "The Girl with The Dragon Tatoo." Let's let her keep her dignity, the old sweetie!)

14 comments:

Sara said...

LOL, love her perspective.

Beth said...

I LOVED The Stand and also IT (the book not the stinker of a movie)but not much of the more recent King books but I am off to request this one from the library based on Bonnie's recommendation!

Esther said...

LOL, LOVE this....I love Ms. Bonnie's review...especially the "munch on things" part. :) SO her! lol

pat said...

HAven't gone near this one...I read The Stand but anything past that just creeps me out. I notice that Bonnie has to get a little too close to the screen to read. Perhaps reading glasses might be in order?

Joanne said...

Another SK fan here! Just finished Under the Dome and loved it! Love the pic too.

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Cute. Miss Bonnie I am jealous you have the nook.

e&ariggs said...

I got dad this book for christmas! you guys must be related. lol

Maria said...

How wonderful that you got the Nook! You'll have to let me know what you think of it. I keep debating whether to get one. The Beautiful Ms. Bonnie seems to like it . . .

tracie said...

I always love to hear what Bonnie has to say :) BTW Angela, your siggy says you have a Nikon D4300s? LOL Congratulations on your new D300s though!

Nicki, said...

Bless her heart - she is intently trying to adapt (nose to the grind and all).

Reds said...

Too cute! How do you like the Nook? Thinking of getting myself one of those gizzmos!

KRISTIE said...

so cute!

Suzy said...

I'm so out of it, I've never heard of an "E" reader before but it sounds/looks very cool! I'm sure Bonnie will get used to it :)..

PAPA SPARKY said...

How strange, I do have the book Under the Dome, but I haven't started it yet. I'm still trying to get through SK book Buick 8. Not too impressed with it, slow, drags. I should of got the audio CD. I'm glad you, I mean Bonnie, gave such a good review of the Dome