Isn't that the cheesiest line ever? Yes. Still, at times it's fitting.
This post isn't really about Jerry Maguire, though that is a pretty good movie, I can only tolerate Tom Cruise in small portions. Is it just me or does he bug you too? Granted, he's handsome, but freakishly intense, no real depth or acting range and let's not forget the couch incident on Oprah.
I used to think Renee Zellweger was just precious, loved her in JM, Bridget Jones, etc. Somewhere along her road to fame she started to believe that squinty eyes and the I Smell Something Sour face was the way to go.
Anyway, like I said, this post isn't about that, it's about books. You know the moment when you open a book, eager to be swept up in whatever the plot is and imagine yourself as participating in the adventure right along with the characters? That is a heady feeling, my friends. Sometimes that feeling takes a few pages or a few chapters to hit. Other books might take longer to hook you, which is sad since we might give up on them before we discover their greatness.
Some books just have you at hello.
Instantly you know that the book is going to take you along on a fabulous ride and you find yourself giddy with anticipation. I've been fortunate enough to discover many novels that fall into this category, probably too many to list. Those books are the keepers, they deserve space on your overcrowded bookshelf. They are the books you want to shout their praises from the rooftops and share with your best friends (as long as they sign in blood that they will return them of course). These are books you might read again someday.
This book had me at hello when I opened it this morning. I'm predicting a delightful read.