Saturday, June 23, 2007

For the love of books

One of the best things about vacation was having a chance to read uninterrupted. I read in the car, in bed, on the balcony looking at the beach and it was heaven. I happened to pick up In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner from Liz's bookshelves (thanks Liz!) and started reading it, it was great so I bought a copy at the next bookstore we came across. I can't say I remember seeing the movie come out but I have it in my Netflix queue now, I hope its not a disappointment. As soon as we got back I was hungry for more. I got Little Earthquakes at the library (actually 2 copies, leaving something else I wanted on the shelf) and I finished it last night. What a great story, great characters, it brought back the new mom memories in such vivid detail it had in me tears more than once. Definitely summer reading chick lit.

Lean Mean Thirteen the next numbered Stephanie Plum book is out and I am on the waiting list at the library. I have a couple more Jennifer Weiner books to read and I am waiting for Animal, Vegetable, Mineral that Tree turned me onto as well. Of course I have to find the time to read them but I always have at least one book going, I like to relax in the bath tub at night with my book and a little lavender oil as part of my night time, beat insomnia routine. I am always fighting the desire to read rather than sleep--I know that is bad and have been trying REALLY hard not to do it.

Anyone else feel like something is missing without a book in progress and one waiting in the wings? I'd say it is the biggest difference between Gman and I, reading for pleasure is pretty much a foreign concept for him. He likes listening to books on tape/CD but actually sitting down with a book just isn't his thing. It's also one of the things that I hope the kids pick up from me, I want desperately for them to be able to enjoy and lose themselves in a good book. What is on your summer reading list? Anything that you just can't wait to dig into? Happy reading!

10 comments:

MamaLee said...

In Her Shoes is a very good movie - good enough for me to BUY. I hope you enjoy it as well!

Heather said...

Oh good mamalee, I can't wait to see it!

Builder Mama said...

Dang, if I'd known you were reading it at my house I would've totally given it to you. I loved Little Earthquakes a lot, one of my favorite books.

Really the only thing I'm reading right now is a funny book Mer sent me called "Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like A Skank and Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom." Perfect summer read. Other than that I have two books for PBN that I have to read and review but they are much more serious ("When Parents Hurt" which makes me want to reach for the bourbon already).

Keris said...

If you like chick lit, check out the chick lit blog I co-edit, Trashionista. http://www.trashionista.com

(In Her Shoes is one of my favourite books.)

Keris x

Esmerelda said...

I mostly read non-fiction {she says waving her nerd card} but I started to read 'The Bluest Eye' again for some reason because it is one of my very favorite books ever.

Tree said...

Woo! I cannot remember when I read Little Earthquakes and In Her Shoes. I did run across In Her Shoes, the movie, this past weekend and caught it in the middle, so turned it off. The acting looked good, though.

I always have at least two books that I am reading. Also, if you like historical fiction, check out Katherine by Anya Seton and the Boleyn books by Phillipa Gregory. They are quite good.

Judy said...

I just finished Looking for Mr. Goodfrog by Laurie Graff. It was very entertaining. I'm going to read her first book You have to kiss a lot of frogs....

I seldom hit a bad summer read from Red Dress Ink. cheers Judy

blackpurl said...

someone mailed us a copy of In Her Shoes and we enjoyed it... we have already watched it more than once!

Mitzi Green said...

that reminds me, i need to return some crap to the library. dang.

nothing on my reading list yet. i'm waiting for the Really Stupid Hot Days of Summer to show up before i go raid the library shelves. reading is like a bad crack habit for me--i get into a book and then i find it extremely difficult to put it down and, you know, go to work or feed/bathe my child. seriously. and i HAVE stayed up stupidly late trying to finish a book before. i get so wrapped up and eager to know what happens i end up skimming and missing half the story. (delayed gratification obviously not my strong suit.)

george said...

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-George Burke
BookSwim CMO