Since I got to Busan my family has been taking me all over the place, that’s great obviously, but tiring. Between that and chatting online to my husband in the evening I admit that I have been using all my spare time to sleep. That and read an entire book that someone left next to my bed.
That book was ‘Perfect’ by Judeth McNaught. I don’t generally read romances or murder mysteries but this was pretty okay for a murder mystery romance. I liked that it was dedicated to the Illiterate women in America and the teachers in the ‘Literacy, pass it on’ program. Apparently 20% of women in America are illiterate, which is staggering. I’m willing to believe allot of the shocking statistics I hear about America but that one just seems…It’s too much for me I think.
I also watched ‘Precious’ recently too, the girl in that is an illiterate victim of parental rape. The end of movie made me angry. I know that her getting a semi-normal life at the end is a good thing, but I just get pissed off at the thought that she was not given any higher ambitions in the movie (I’m guessing the book does). Is being a low income single mother all the joy deemed necessary for someone from her background? Is total unbridled success and happiness just a pipe-dream for her? I know it’s a pipe-dream for most people but that doesn’t make it impossible or even difficult. There is no reason she does not deserve it.
Honestly, I Have so much respect for people who learn to read as adults and for the people who teach them. Perhaps in the future I can beneficial like that.
Sorry. The aquarium. It has fish! Ooh, look at the pretty fishies. It’s a nice place, I promise, It had a number of critters that I had never seen before.