I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I was off to the hair salon today and all the books I'm currently reading are bricks, so I grabbed this one off the pile to take with me. Fortunately, I had my iPhone and some ebooks for backup, because this isn't quite the book I expected it to be.
Instead of an essay-type of read that, as the pull quote on the cover says is, "as if Lesser were writing to a friend about the most fabulous literary party of all time", what I got was more of an in-depth literary dissection. A break-down of what's under the hood.
Discussing literature on this level is, to me, akin to revealing how magic tricks are done. Interesting but ultimately it dulls the shine a bit. Lesser's writing seems skilled; I only got about half-way through chapter 1 and then skimmed the first couple of pages of chapters 2 and 3 before putting it away and reaching for my iBooks app.
It's not going into the big black box of disappointment yet, though. I might come back to it at a future date, when I'm feeling more academic.