widow for one year

I am a creature of habit. I like certain genre of books.. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books and have no plans of ever reading it. all three of my kids have read the whole series more than once and have tried their level best to entice me to read it. I am not in to Harry Potter. simple..period.

I also have the patience of a minnow..the maximum time I take to read a novel is 24 hrs. There are very few books that took me more than 24 hours to finish reading.

I was given a box of books by some stranger and a widow for one year by John Irving was one among the collection. Would I have bought it had I seen it? No. It was not the type of book I liked to read. But because it was a gift and because I had no idea who gave me the gift, I thought I might as well read it. ( May be I thought if I read the book, it might give me some clue as to the giver of the gift..could it be the handsome dude, I see often at the bus stop?? ( kidding)

It took me 4 days to finish reading it.

I absolutely hated the book.

The worst, i don’t even know why I hated it so much. I loathed the plot, the narration, the back and forth way the story was going..It was just awful..I can’t even remember hating a book as much as I hated this one..

ps..it is 1.56 am..and my bike rider was an hour late..i just heard him ride past my house..

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