Friday, February 19, 2010

The Book I Never Read

I didn't read Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller, even though I heard so much praise heaped upon it years ago, and friends whose opinions I respect recommended it. Over and over.

I don't know why I never read it. But I will read it.

As soon as I finish reading Miller's latest book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.

What a refreshing take on writing stories, and living our own stories, and choosing a better story if the one we are living is boring, or meaningless, and the importance of a true inciting incident in both cases in order to force our comfort-seeking, afraid-of-change characters (and selves) to actually have a story.

Plus there's some truly delicious writing between those bright mustard-yellow covers, including the best description of corn on the cob I've ever read.

I'm just sayin.


  1. OH NO, Lori! More books on my not read yet list! Where do you find these gems?!

  2. I know, I know. It never ends!

  3. Well, you've certainly caught my attention! I'll have to take a look at this book. :)

  4. Sallie, I'd love to know what you think of it.