22 Jul Rock ‘N’ Roll On The Beach
The horizon has a hypnotic effect. The loud rushing waves combined with the thought that the distance just keeps on going is enough to keep me pleasantly distracted. That view makes me a dreamer of possibility.
Today was the first full day of vacation and it didn’t disappoint. Yesterday I began the first of the books that I brought with me. See below to see which one I chose.
Daisy and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid has been a fun read so far. Depending on how long I can keep my eyes open tonight will determine if I finish it or not. It’s a fast read and I can easily see it becoming a movie at some point. The writing is easy and the storyline flows. A friend (J) said it reminded her a bit of The Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann and I completely agree. I will say there is something that feels a little more authentic with VOTD versus DJATS. Both were written and published after the time with when they begin taking place.
VOTD: Begins in 1945, published 1966
DJATS: Begins 1965, published 2019
Is it the fact that the time gap is much shorter with Valley, therefore not a whole lot had changed in real life ( vs. the amount time and what had changed in the world with Daisy), therefore there weren’t as many details to make sure were correct to that time period? Not that I was analyzing Daisy for errors, I truly wasn’t- it’s just it was a long time ago compared to current day. I don’t know, just a thought.
I do recommend DJATS if you want to read something entertaining (and about the entertainment industry) which really, all books should have this quality, right? Otherwise, why read them in the first place? I don’t think it will be the best book of the year (although some will disagree with me), but definitely a good read. Celebrity status in general travels on the path to a train wreck and we as the viewer can see this coming from miles away. A dream can be realized in a moment and then gone in the next. There’s a reason and truth behind the saying, “fifteen minutes of fame.” Watching Daisy Jones and her crew rise to fame, you just know there is massive drama on the inside and you can’t help but keep watching and reading.
Life is a mixed bag. Sometimes you get what you want, sometimes you don’t, and other times you just wait it all out, hopefully becoming a better person in the process. Wherever you are in the whole scheme of life, just make sure you’ve brought a book with you. I’m a broken record I know, but I also know good books can be cures to the many ailments of life.
Now I’m off to hopefully finish Daisy and start the next book in my stack.
“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”
– Fernando Pessoa