It's no secret that I love dancing.
I went to three ballets in two weeks this summer. I am not ashamed of my addiction. But I do realize that sometimes, I'm a little intense.
My friend's boyfriend recently commented on the dissertations I wrote about The Greatest Show Ever (also known as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE). And it's true. I have written some lengthy, intense emails on the various dancers, choreographers, and judges.
I am really into this show. Not just because I love dancing, but also because these are ridiculously talented people doing something completely insane. Imagine having to write an entire book in a week and then give it to the New York Times to review. That's basically what these kids are doing. (And they are kids. Like, 18 year old kids.)
They have five hours to learn a dance, often in a style they've hardly seen before and, then, they perform for some of the top people in the dance world. They're great at it, too! Nutso.
Anyway, I tend to write and read incessantly about my favorite TV shows. The GOSSIP GIRL recaps on Television Without Pity? Talk about dissertations! ...and I love them. The writer is brilliant.
I know a lot of you are that way about your favorite (or not-so favorite) books. But what is it about them that makes you grab your computer and type away? Are you more likely to comment on something that you hated, or something that you loved?