Bitch on the Blog

February 9, 2014


Filed under: Books — bitchontheblog @ 15:09

I don’t know my exact age when introduced to Reader’s Digest. Clearly not impressionable even when young I sniffed it out and was disgusted. Reader’s Digest? Can’t I take care of my own stomach, kidneys, liver and whatever else is involved before the toilet finds its use?

Currently reading most wonderful book (autobiography). Stupidly made mistake to google the author’s name. There you are: Not even a spoiler alert. Hundreds of pages condensed. Like chicken soup in a tin. No, I didn’t read past the first paragraph. On the whole I prefer quickies. But not when soaking up insight into someone’s life.




  1. Have you tried to google for yourself?

    Comment by rummuser — February 9, 2014 @ 16:58 | Reply

    • I’d rather not, Ramana. Even the thought makes my heart beat faster. Once you know something you cannot ‘unknow” it. Not even about yourself.

      With coward’s greetings,

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 9, 2014 @ 17:24 | Reply

    • I did that years ago…… probably before everyone else…It turns out that I am an old wreck on the bed of lake Ontario. I went on to find out about the person I (the wreck) was named after…… BTW I used the information to try to be allowed to retire early.No one wants an old wreck teaching their children. My head teacher commented that she would salvage me and get me refurbished and refitted!

      Comment by magpie11 — February 9, 2014 @ 17:31 | Reply

      • Interesting. Did she David?

        Comment by rummuser — February 10, 2014 @ 01:11 | Reply

        • Not with anything like success.

          Comment by magpie11 — February 10, 2014 @ 15:34 | Reply

  2. Reader’s Digest? I was about eight and always loved Laughter, The Best Medicine. I remeber reading (1956 the year of my childhood) about the Chinese invasion of Tibet…… with other events that year (Hungary) that ensured an undying hatred of communism.

    Comment by magpie11 — February 9, 2014 @ 17:33 | Reply

  3. And which autobiography is it, might I ask?

    Oddly enough, I read about a survey that found most people aren’t put off by spoilers. Even if they know the plot in advance, they’re more interested in the characters and relationships.

    Comment by nick — February 9, 2014 @ 20:18 | Reply

    • You may ask, Nick.

      Spoilers are just just: Spoilers. I once didn’t give a book to someone – a terrific book – because I knew him to read the end first. Pointless. Still sits on my shelf.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 9, 2014 @ 21:03 | Reply

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