Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On my nightstand.

I'm what I'd like to call a voracious reader.

I enter my local library faithfully once a week. I use the online system of ordering books (and CDs and DVDs) and having them sent to my library for pickup. My librarians know my boys and I by name.

I love that.

And it never fails that I'll have at least 3 or 4 books come in at the same time. Books that are "high demand" and cannot be checked out for longer than two weeks, so I'm always cramming at night to get some good reading time in before I go to sleep. Most nights I don't even watch TV. I go upstairs around 8:30, climb into bed, and read until 10:30 or so.

Here's a sampling of what I've read lately:

Oh my, was this one laugh out loud funny. I picked this one up after getting one of the recommended reading emails from the library, so I had no idea what to expect. But I must tack on a warning -- it's got some language and occasionally there were some moments where it was a bit TMI for me from the author and his partner. I'm kind of a prude when it comes to most things, especially language and such, but I couldn't put it down because it was so dang funny.

Loved this one. Ate it up, finished it in one night's time. Great summer read.

This book made me constantly hungry, and hungry for good food. It's kind of like a cookbook and memoir all in one. I marked a few of the recipes that I would like to try.

Oh heavens. Forget BossyBants. Tina Fey is a PottyMouth. There were some funny moments, I'm not gonna lie, but I was squirming with all of the bad language. It would've been just as funny with a way less f-bombs. I mainly just skimmed through it because I got tired of all the bad language.

Just started this one last night -- another one from the "recommended reading" emails from my local library. Appears to be an easy summer read.

Technically this one is a young adult fiction read, but I loved it. Brought me back to my youth and the type of novels I enjoyed the most.

So, what's on your nightstand? Any recommendations for me?


Amy said...

Oh my gosh, where do I start?
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski
Blessed Child by Ted Dekker
Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
These weren't the best books but I've enjoyed the series so far: by Neta Jackson Where do I Go? is the first in the series

Lisa said...

Thank you for the review! I too love the library and you might laugh but my husband and i love to go to Barnes and Noble and take pictures of the books and then order them from the library. I have Bossy Pants ready to pick up and I may just toss it back. I am reading "Last night in Twisted River" now and finished "The Help" a few weeks ago--I would recommend highly.

Baloney said...

I just heard about the Outlander series tonight. I'm going to have to try that.
Have you read All But My Life or Same Kind of Different As Me yet?
Do you like historical fiction? I loved Pillars of the Earth but it's a long one.

The Busters said...

I love that the librarians know your kids' names!! Okay so I am currently reading, No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Faye Greene. It's good! Next on my list is, Cutting for Stone. My mom is reading it now and can't put it down. I also really want to read The Help. You have probably already read that one but everyone I know says it is great.

Brigitte said...

Oh boy, so fun! My current favorite book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Maybe you've already read it but I could NOT put it down! It was amazing. BTW, I am catching up and saw that you got a new dog. So sweet! Hope you and the boys are having fun crossing things off your summer bucket list!!

Country Dreaming said...

I love to read and summer is the perfect time to do it but this summer I just can';t get into it. Have no idea why. It is not like I don't have anything to read just can't get going.
Have fun!


Christa said...

Just requested a few of them.

If you haven't read The Help yet, you are really missing something. I'm also reading Simplicity Parenting (so far it's great), Last Child in the Woods, The Wilder Life, and a couple of others.

Loved recently: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.