So far, I've listened to about 40 minutes of my audiobook (while making breakfast) and read Heartburn by Nora Ephron (178 pages).
Heartburn was so great and then, suddenly, there was a rash of homophobic slurs that really did not feel lighthearted or jokey or inclusive in any kind of way that would convince the reader to even remotely forgive their use. I mean, I'd hope it's pretty well understood you can't use terms like that unless it's a term that's weaponized against you, personally, and even then not in a derogatory attitude, but ... I really don't know. I'm trying to find a way to rationalize this because Nora Ephron! but I'm really just confused and disappointed. I don't know what to do with these feelings. I'm in a reading and shock induced haze, is what's happening.
|I mean, justifiably, but still true.|
Hey, look at these updates I updated while I wasn't here!
Now, do I coffee and actually read Dark Places or do I coffee and audiobook and make chocolate chip cookies? Best read a bit of Dark Places first -- wouldn't want to lie on Instagram.
How are you all holding up?