Jitterbug Perfume

Today’s post is going to be extremely short. In fact, it pains me to write these words, as every moment I spend typing is a second that could have been spent reading.

A colleague of mine recommended the book, Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, to me several weeks ago. In the midst of school, work, and finishing my novel, I wrote down his suggestion and forgot about it minutes later. It was by pure chance that I stumbled across the post-it note a few nights ago and decided to download the novel to my Nook and begin reading it.

Thank goodness I didn’t have anything pressing going on, like school, work, or Valentine’s Day, because I am HOOKED.

Life is on hold right now, people. Take a number.

I’m about a third of the way into the book and I’m so engaged in the four simultaneous story lines, I can barely stop reading to take care of bodily needs. In fact, I brought the Nook with me into the bath two nights in a row. Do they make waterproof cases? I should probably look into that.

I have no idea where the plots are going to cross paths and intertwine, but I can tell you I’ve had an incessant craving for beets for three days as a result of the ongoing motif and symbolism.

With that being said, I’m going to spend the remainder of my day off GORGING on this beautiful piece of literature and hopefully I’ll finish it before the week’s end. My posts will probably remain truncated until then, so my apologies in advance.

Unless, of course, ya’ll want to discuss the book – in which case we can dedicate HUNDREDS of posts to Alobar, Marcel, Claude, V’Lu, Ricki, and so many other lovely characters in the book.

Sidebar: Alobar reminds me so much of someone I know in personal, it’s killing me. Would it be wrong to call them that as a new pet name? Hmmm. I’ll chew on that thought for a while.

On that note, it’s back to reading for this optimist!

~ Victoria Elizabeth

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