Sunday, June 29, 2008

Speaking of reading books.....

..let's talk mama's reading book time. Lately, I've been so lucky to have an abundance of my "books on hold" at the library coming in all at once. I often get my ideas of what books to put on my hold list from People magazine, or from the local newspaper book reviews. Of course, I always look for word of mouth, and overall, I feel like I get a pretty well-rounded overview of popular fiction and sometimes non-fiction.

The latest book I've finished is called Twilight, and it's the first in a series of teen books about vampires and young love. Sounds kind of hokey, but at the suggestion of my pal Wieb, I decided to try it out. I really enjoyed it. It looked really thick, but I plowed through it in two couch sessions after K had gone to bed. I believe it's in post-production as a movie, and comes out (highly anticipated) this December. I currently have the second and third books to this saga on hold, so I can continue my knowledge of vampires and falling in love with one.

Speaking of vampires, this book totally reminded me of the book The Historian, which I was engrossed in a few summers back. It was suggested to me at the time while I was purchasing the sixth Harry Potter book, and I was glad I took the clerk up on his suggestion. It's not a children's book, that is for sure, but I found it very interesting and I am not typically a fan of "science fiction" or "vampire" type stories.

I also finished David Sedaris's latest collection of short (humorous) stories, called When You Are Engulfed in Flames. I wouldn't say it was my favorite book of his, but I found myself laughing out loud at the gym, while huffing away on the elliptical machine the other day. He tends to do that to me (laugh out loud in public). Which is a good thing, if you think about it, as long as people realize I am laughing at a book and not them! :) I still find myself chuckling when I recall one of his short stories in Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, involving Holland children and Christmas night, as well as 7 or 8 black men. *hee hee* Yes, it sounds far fetched and crazy, but it had me literally trying not to pee my pants, as I tried but couldn't read it out loud to CJ. *hee hee*

I'm also plowing through the Dexter murder mystery books, after falling-in-like with the TV show that was based on these books. I find that I enjoyed the show more thoroughly than the books (I'm currently half-way through the third book), but they are interesting, in a black comedy, serial killer sort of way! As if I would know anything about that! HA!


Jennifer Prince said...

I'm going to have to pick this up at the library. I just burned through the 14th Evanovich in less than 2 days. *sigh* Now I need another!!

Michele (Moosh) said...

Did Wieb tell you I was supposed to be in this? It filmed knee surgery screwed everything up. :-( BAH.

You'll see lots of Oregon when you watch it! XOXO

Wendy & Karen said...

Another Dexter fan!

I enjoyed Historian more than Twilight.

If you are in the mood for yet another vampire series, you might want to check out Charlaine Harris' series. Her books are fun and easy reads. They just pull you along.

hope c said...

I absolutely LOVE twilight! It's such a great read.

Haydensmommy said...

I found your blog when I googled "superior, WI".(I think you have the Elbo Room somewhere on here and you sucked me in) I am a librian at a high school and this series is amazing for everybody. I recently bought copies just to let people read. Just wait for 2 and 3. I liked 3 better than 2 but they are still amazing. I enjoy your blog too!


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