the last time i visited our local library, i hit the mother load!
& the funny thing is, i have a kindle.
i took a few of these to the beach because i didn’t want to get oil & sand all over my kindle.
i’m practical like that.
pioneer woman’s book was cute & very laugh out loud funny.
but truth be told, i didn’t finish it.
only because i was rapidly approaching the due date & feared another epic
fee if i didn’t get a few of these turned in before we hit the beach.
i took 2 books with me to the beach
& knew i’d buy a new one at sundog books in seaside.
i buy at least one book there every year.
& i usually love whatever book i purchase there.
i started out reading “Best Friends Forever” by Jennifer Weiner.
i should set myself up with an arbitrary page number
that if i’m not completely in love with my book by the time i hit it,
then i’m all done.
i have an issue with not finishing a book that i start.
i guess i just need to have that sense of closure.
( although clearly i got over that with PW’s book, which i’m certain ended well)
this book just didn’t do it for me.
i kept thinking it would get better.
it never did.
so i sped read the final 100 or so pages.
life’s too short to do that again.
moral of the story.
only read books you love.
the next one i read while dealing with the scorching africa heat
that made reading quite a challenge.
think sweat pooling behind my sunglasses
was ” Heart of the Matter”. my first Emily Giffin.
i loved that one.
finished it in a day or so.
redemption from the bff disaster.
sure to be a winner.
“Bloodroot” was recommended by a couple of folks
& is good so far.
i started it on my last day & have just not had a freebie evening to finish it.
but it’s good.
i just have to work through the mountain dialogue issues.
“a Southerly Course” is a gorgeous southern cookbook.
will be the food stylist for the upcoming movie, “The Help”.
which i can’t wait to see!
i’m also reading & thoroughly enjoying “The Fitting Room” by Kelly Minter.
cruising along with the bloom book club.
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i’m thinking about re-reading the Harry Potter series.
all 3,400+ pages.
a friend recently asked me about the books
& mentioned she wanted to read one sorta on the fly.
for those of you who haven’t read the series,
let me offer my unsolicited humble personal opinion.
& let me also throw in the disclaimer that i was not a literature major.
or you can feel free to just bypass the next paragraph.
these books really do require your attention.
in other words, not good books to just read here & there
or on the fly.
there are a plethora of characters~
wonderful characters that you will really want to get to know.
the characters will weave in & out of each of the stories
some showing back up in the final pages that you were introduced to
there is fabulous, creative terminology exclusive to the series.
the books are hard to follow if you just read a few pages
then don’t pick it up for a few days.
i don’t think you’d enjoy your reading experience
unless you can devote yourself to them.
& honestly, the series is amazing
& you should
devote yourself to it.
i’m considering a tattoo of the Hogwarts coat of arms.
just seeing if you’re still with me.