Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our reading schedule to inform you that Michele is completely and utterly engrossed in LOST. This is why reading has been..um.. a bit delayed lately. Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel like myself if I’m not reading a book. Since I discovered (a bit late in the game) LOST a few weeks ago, though, it’s made me more like a turtle in getting to the finish line with some books I’m reading (and loving).
Blame it on the wide variety of characters. A man named Locke who can suddenly walk who was in a wheelchair before the crash, and who often acts like the island philosopher? A wiseass cowboy-like conman named Sawyer who happens to be a voracious reader and always has a pop-culture name for someone?
Or blame it on the crazy plot of the show that just keeps bringing up more questions rather than giving a lot of answers. A hatch, a button that may or may not save the world, polar bears, monsters, people getting mysteriously “cured” from previous ailments they had.
Whatever it is, I can’t stop watching. I’m only on season 2, but it’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in ages. I think I’m driving my friends crazy by talking about it all the time.
One thing my friend and boss pointed out to me, though, is why is Sawyer the only character who reads on the show? You’re stuck on an island, and some books were found in the surviving luggage from the plane crash. When you’re not busy running from crazy people who are trying to kill you, why not escape into a book? Just saying…