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this is not romantic comedy!

I don’t know how I came to acquire Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk, without first having read a single review, or at least the back cover! Maybe I was so moved after reading Survivor that I just looked at the stars on Amazon and bought it blindly.

You see, the problem is that this book is about babies dying of SIDS, and I have a baby!!!!! It’s about a culling song, in a book of nursery rhymes, that parents read to their babies without knowing it, and the babies never wake up. I am about 45 pages into it and I keep saying to myself, you shouldn’t be reading this, this is going to give you nightmares!

Maybe I ordered it back when I was pregnant, before I knew that everything changes when you have a baby – it has been sitting around for a while. I can’t watch scary movies anymore, or see gore, and I certainly can’t read about bad things happening to babies! Having a baby does change everything, and I think I am turning into a romantic-comedy kind of girl.

Yet I keep picking up the book (this is fiction, this is fiction, this is fiction) Eeek!

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  • Hi Laura,

    My friend Connie who has a son who is now about 9 months old I think, she can no longer watch any scary movie or even a tv show with too much violence. Says it freaks her out.

    My last foray into a Chuck Palachuck book was Choke and I didn’t read it all the way through. I’m not sure but something about sex addicted people choking each other wasn’t comforting either. 🙂

    And as for romantic comedies, some are better than others. I can reccommend a few, like Never Been Kissed, and this really obscure one I just loved called Jersey Girl. Not the Jersey Girl with Ben Affleck. This one had Dylan Mcdermott and Jami Gertz.

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