Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Summer Reading

I love reading.  I L.O.V.E. to read.  It's kind of ridiculous.  When I get a new book my husband sighs or grumbles and basically knows that I won't hear two thirds of what he says to me. (Which is a good way for him to see what it's like for me once football season starts, but anyway...)

I'm a fast reader too.  I don't like to leave a book unfinished.  A story just sitting there waiting for me.. the characters frozen until I pick it up again.  I can finish a huge book in two or three days, much to the dismay of my poor neglected home.  Once Will goes to sleep for naps or bedtime- it's book time.  And I can hardly wait.  It's a problem really.  I admit it.

The past few months I have read some really great books.  Here is the stack that's on my nightstand right now.  I need to return a few of these to friends.

Did you notice there is a book in there called Duel of Passion?  I ran out of books and a friend passed it on to me.  A Harlequin.  Of course I read it.  It's a book.

My latest finished book was The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.  It was good, but hard to get started.  I was committed though and look forward to reading the other two that follow.

Before that I read THe Help.  AMAZING!  If you haven't read this- do.  So, so great. I've recommended this book about a hundred times to anyone that is literate.

This is the one I'm on right now for a book club I've joined.  Mennonite in a Little Black Dress.  It's a memoir.  I've read about two chapters and laughed out loud- seriously- many times.  It's hilarious.  I actually just almost aborted this blog post to go pick up the book.  But no, I will post.  Then I'm cleaning up toys and the bathroom.

Also, I found THIS last night at Half Price Books on the clearance shelf- a hardback Nicholas Sparks book for $2!  It has a little tear in the jacket so it was marked down.  Merry Christmas to me.

I also just finished Eat Pray Love.  It was a book club choice, otherwise I probably wouldn't have read it.  I was happily surprised and really loved this book. It was more of the author's writing style, humor, and fantastic imagery that I loved so much. Some book club girls and I saw the movie too.  Not so great.  If I hadn't read the book I would have been both confused and bored.  Instead I was just bored.

Well, that's it for now.  I have two books lined up and should be satisfied for the next two weeks.  After that, I'm open to suggestions!


kh123 said...

Not only can I relate to your reading, my husband can prob relate to yours! My only issue with your reading habit is WHAT you are reading. STEP AWAY FROM THE GIRLY BOOKS! Okay, okay you don't have to. I just can't do it... :)

Kristie said...

Hey, I like the girly ones.... are you referring to Nick Sparks? They are all borrowed from friends whose collection of these "girly" books would send you into a coma. I like other stuff too, these are just what I've got. I really enjoy fiction.

What do you read?

kh123 said...

I prefer fiction. I love stories that incorporate history and I like mysteries. I just finished reading all of the Little House on the Prairie books (starting with her great gma in Scotland b/c I don't like reading one book out of a series and I also won't start a series unless I have them ALL)... I am on a kick with reading juvenile books simply b/c they are easy to get through and easier for me to walk away from when other duties call!

My all time FAVORITE book is 'A Woman's Place' by Lynn Austin. I prefer Christian authors but you take a chance with them being cheesy...