October 2010



Nerd Alert-book worm

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So contrary to what some of my previous posts may lead you to believe, I do enjoy doing other things besides boozing.  One of these things is reading.  I just finished reading The Help and I loved it!

For those of you who haven’t heard about this book yet, it is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the beginning of the civil rights movement.  It is told from the perspective of 3 different women, 2 black maids and 1 white woman and it basically tells the stories of these maids and the difficulties they face living in one of the most segregated areas of the south.  For any guys reading my blog, this book and the others in this post probably aren’t for you-I’ve been on more of a “chick” book kick as of late.  For any women-if you haven’t yet already, I strongly recommend giving this book a read-I really, really enjoyed it.
As for my next read, I’m on to Every Last One by Anna Quindlen.  My mom recently read this book on vacay and passed it on to me.  I’d read some reviews on it a while back and it sounded pretty good so I’ll let you know what I think of it when I’m done!

Here’s a few others that are in my reading queue that I’ll be sure to update you on once I finish:

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls-I loved her first book, The Glass Castle, so hopefully this one is just as good.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is a story set in Seattle during the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.  I’ve really enjoyed other books I have read that are set during WWII such as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Zookeeper’s Wife, particularly because I learned a little about what went on in different areas of the world during that period of time.
I also need to get started on Dead Until Dark and Living Dead in Dallas-the first 2 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  Its about time I got my vampire back on!
So that’s it for now-I will post my thoughts on these books as I go through them.  On a somewhat related note-lately I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle but am a little torn. It would be great because its super small and doesn’t take up as much space as most books and it also saves paper and space of all those books I’d be buying that then sit on my shelf.  But part of me just can’t part with the pretty covers and feel of a real book in my hands.  Any thoughts?  Does anyone that has one have any strong feelings on the subject?  Discuss.

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