Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's been too long ...

No, not since I've participated in a meme. ;)

But since I've posted about what I've been READING!!!!

I miss taking the time to fill you all in on this sort of stuff. I don't know why I seemed to lose my way, maybe I became so attached to Goodreads and using it to create little widgets for my blog I figured if you want to see what I've read you can just click it over there somewhere ------------------------>!

But hey, books are food for the soul, ya know? They just mean so much more than a way to kill time. And yes, I'm a dork, and yes, I'm trying to read 100 books again this year. And not for the challenge part of that, by any means, but because I TRULY LOVE BOOKS! I love to read. I'm an addict. I am a book buyer, trader, snagger, borrower, but more often lender ... I'm the personal library for many of my friends. If you want it and I have it, it's yours. Temporarily. Because if I've kept it I need it back. It's just one of those things, ya know?

And I'm passing on this fervor for books to my daughter. She has a bookcase up in her room that her Meme and Papa made for her, and it's full. As is a grown-up sized bookcase down here in the living room. At least the bottom two shelves. I'm starting to think I should create some of these rain gutter book shelves for her room ... and I'm too lazy to link to some posts on other blogs with these right now. Oy.

So, what good books have I read so far for 2010? Well, I'll be honest. I haven't been reading that many chock-filled books of late. I'm skimming some fluff, enjoying some mommy-non-fiction-lit, but as for the real stuff. The stuff I'm "known" for enjoying, it's a short list. I know, I know, we're only two months in, I have plenty of time. And plenty of books to get through, as well.

My favorite read thus far has been what I fondly refer to as
The Potato Peel Pie book!

This was a really interesting story about a woman, an author, who somehow wound up connected to a group of people who lived in a totally different world than she. The book takes place through a series of letters. First between Juliet (the main character) and the people of Guernsey, and then between Juliet and her friends, as well. Ultimately Juliet's life becomes so entwined with the lives of these characters, and they truly ARE characters, that she feels as though she is one of them. I hate writing reviews about books as good as this one, because I fear that to say too much would be to give something away, and I hate when people do that to me, so I'll keep it simple, and say that she is a strong woman, this Juliet, and she learns a lot about their lives, and their history, and what things were like as they suffered under Nazi regime, and so much more. There is a lot of history in the story, and it's well worth the read for that, alone, in my opinion.And on that note, I'll just say I highly recommend it, and move forward with another read. Do you enjoy Denis Leary?

What, you ask? Have I lost my mind? To go from a book such as The Potato Peel Society to Denis Leary (ehem, that's Dr. Denis Leary now, ya know?) I must be way over-tired. And you know what, I most certainly am. I'm heading to bed as soon as I finish this post (and say hi to my tweeps) so I figured why not jump around a bit?
Anyway, Why We Suck was a great book. You have to be thick-skinned, because Dr. Denis pretty much tears into anyone and everyone in this thing, and tells it like it is, the truth, the whole truth and not much else but the cold, hard truth. But hey, that's Denis.

Do you watch Rescue Me? No? You should.

I have almost all of last season on DVR still because it's so crass that I can no longer watch it when I'm home w. my daughter all day long since she now understands language. And nudity. And would question the various sex scenes. But I digress. The book is as though Tommy Gavin is speaking to you in your head, and it's all Denis. He's real, he forces you to be real, and you will, I promise, laugh out loud. And if you don't, well, I won't tell you what he'd call you. And yeah, probably to your face, no less.

And on that note, MAN, this post is WAY too long. Geez. I almost don't want to post it because I think you'll all be bored to tears. But you know what? I'm posting it anyway. 'Cause that's where I'm at tonight! More on books to come, just not right now! Sweet dreams, all!


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  2. I haven't read either one of those. I just started Kingsolver's The Lacuna yesterday. It's a little slow getting into it, but hopefully it'll get better. Somehow, I doubt it could touch Poisonwood Bible though!

  3. I love Dennis..and Isnt he hot in such a bad boy way...not typical hot but down and dirty hot..I love Rescue me...we died laughing at the orange penis one..did ya see that...if not go check it out..half way through last season...Thanks for the book reviews..I love to hear what others like and read..!!

  4. I love Dennis, I'll read or watch anything with his name on it. The potato pie book sounds really good. I'm reading a couple books right now that are not good but I promised I do a review for the author. They aren't bad just not as polished as they could be.


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