How appropriate that my first running and reading blog be the book Kite Runner. I've held off on reading this book because as I've come to realize, I go in phases about my books. I was on a memoir kick, so I read three in a row. I was on a chic-lit phase, again a few in a row. I basically try to pick up something that tickles my fancy and I end up reading a series of them until I'm ready to move onto another genre.
Of course I'd heard of Kite Runner. I didn't quite know what it was about, only that it would be extremely sad and depressing. As I get older, reading or watching sad and depressing movies take a toll on my emotional healthy, so I try to scatter them out through the year. It took me a few years after the movie "Of Sand and Fog" came out for me to watch it on DVD. It's not that I don't care, it's that I care to much and I get an overwhelming sense of hopelessness when I read something like that and I feel powerless, so knowing I might be in such a mood, I tend to avoid those movies and books until I'm ready and I think with Kite Runner, I am finally ready.