So instead I ripped off another idea I heard somewhere on NPR. The guest was Larry Smith who had compiled a book entitled Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure.
I was intrigued by the idea and spent some quality dog-walking time contemplating my own six-word memoir:
Not sure I got that right.
Not looking forward to the epilogue.
Always thought I was someone else.
I co-opted the idea to create six-word book reports for the package, in an attempt to make sense of the selection:
Gilead by Marilyn Robinson:
Seniors having children;
Not so wise
A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body by Lauren Weedman (in the same package? I know!)
Lauren has issues for your enjoyment.
Smile When You're Lying by Chuck Thompson
Travel magazines are phony. Who knew?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (my favorite in this group):
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Starving children in Darfur;
What are you reading? Sum it up!