We are back with our Book of the Month segment! Today I have a wonderful excerpt from P.S. I Like You.
What can I share with you from the book? I thought about this for a long time and finally decided that since the book is about letter writing, I would share with you one of the letters written. As a set up, neither letter writer knows who the other is but they’ve been exchanging letters under a shared Chemistry desk for weeks.
Track 4 is my favorite too. And also, Track 8 on Blue is amazing. You were right, not depressing at all. (I’m not just saying that because the cool guitarist in my new band said she likes it the best.)
By the way, I don’t play guitar so there will be no stealing your solo time here. That means it’s official, right? We need a band name now. Something overly sweet like Rainbows & Roses. Then all our songs should be angry. It will make for a good contrast. I have a lot of angry material right now—awful stepdad, distant mother, absent father. That’s some solid fodder, right? Here, I’ll come up with a good first line right now…Parents (a pause in lyrics for a dramatic guitar solo for you) are (pause for a drum solo) lame. Hmm…maybe I shouldn’t be the lyricist either. My musical skills don’t translate to a band. Where does that leave me? I can stand in the background and dance. Oh, also, if Mr. Ortega catches me writing you this letter, I am committed to shoving it in my mouth and swallowing. I hope I can count on the same commitment from you.
Wow, this just makes me more excited to read P.S. I Like You!