About a Boy Passage from This American Life [link to mp3]
Anyhow, so I was about an hour into the book and didn't want to stop. There was too much going on. So there I was: 5am. That key, decision making time. At 5am you have the option of either 1) getting to bed and have a hard time waking up 2) pulling an all-nighter and feeling fine. At least I feel fine. I've been told that I'm pretty good at going on little sleep. I guess it probably comes from working 40hrs a week at the Daily while in college.
For those of you that haven't pulled an all-nighter recently, it's pretty great. There you are at 5am and suddenly, after you make that decision, you've stumbled upon a huge amount of free time to do stuff with. Time that you hadn't planned on ever making use of--didn't even know you could make use of for that matter. It's like finding money in an old coat.
So I finished the book around 8:30 or so and then got bagels up at Bagel Fragel. I did end up taking a nap later, but only for a couple hours.
The point, however, is About a Boy is a good book. I'm really interested to see what the movie is like because I asked Karen about it and mentioned that the crux of the movie hinged upon a scene that doesn't even exist in the book. I hope the movie doesn't ruin all my characters.
I'd tell you more about the book and what my expectations were going in and out and all that, but I don't want to ruin anything. I hope the speed I read it at is a good enough review to give you an idea of my thoughts on it.
Oh and if you pick up the book, don't read the book jacket. That's always a bad idea; I'm always surprised how much the book jackets give away and make it a point not to read them.