Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A little disorganized.

I'm working on too many books right now, as if I have time for even one.

The first is The Various Flavors of Coffee by Anthony Cappella. I picked this up one day at lunch time because I needed something to read. The cover looked nice & I love coffee so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm on page 133 & it's a little slow going so we'll see how far I get.

The next is It Sucked and then I Cried by Heather B. Armstrong. This author has a great blog (thanks T) & I thought I'd try one of her books since I enjoy the blog so much. The book has to do with Heather's first pregnancy & birth. I'm a new Momma so I'm thinking I can relate & even if I can't, this chick is funny!

The last is The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies. This was chosen as the next book at my AWESOME bookclub. I have no idea what it's all about but I bet it's great, I've only disliked one of the books chosen. We all take turns so we get some interesting books presented. I really enjoy this bookclub, it's nice to get a fresh look at the world of books, I can get really caught up in what to read sometimes.

I'll be in touch when I get somewhere with all this!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

So can you tell I'm a new mother?

Yet another book read, I'm doing pretty well for myself. The year before The Man was born I was reading about a book a week, not so anymore.

The most recent book completed was Pooh Goes Visiting and Pooh and Piglet Nearly Catch a Woozle by A. A. Milne.

First let me tell you that I had forgotten that Pooh's given name was Edward Bear.

Second, after not reading Pooh for many, many years I am surprised at how Pooh gets into the situations that he does. In my memory Pooh is a hero, not a "Silly old bear" as Christopher Robin likes to call him. Where did my superbear come from?
I read this aloud to The Man & I would recommend reading aloud to your listeners. I'm not sure how much he paid attention but that should change in the future.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Dead as a Doornail

That's not the title of the book.

I just finished reading Club Dead by Charlaine Harris, it's one of the Sookie Stackhouse (think True Blood) books. While I will probably finish this series I am not thrilled by this work. The references to the previous books are very tiring. There seems to be this constant reference to information previously mentioned, sometimes in the same book. I find this BORING.

Some things that are out of place for me are how Sookie has gone from a back country, innocent virgin to this highly spirited, afraid of nuthin', horny assed woman...all in the first book. I also wonder why in the world all of the handsome, hunky male characters that come into Sookie's life have the serious hots for her. How does she have these super-powers? What the hell is up with that?

I think my reasons for continuing are because I am curious about the future relationship between Sookie & Eric...what is it going to be, how will the author get rid of Bill, how is it that Eric knows it will happen?

They are easy reads so they aren't that painful, I'll enjoy them more than they annoy me so I'll carry on.