Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Literary Speaking

My dark literary tastes have left me lost in my life as a new parent. My urge to immerse myself in a world of dreadful things is over. At least for now.

I asked for 'Happy Reading' suggestions. No more Holocaust and horror for me...I wanted sunshine, roses and puppy dog tales.

Megan suggested Marley and Me, which is one of my favorites. So much so that I own it in hard cover...A true test of a beloved book! Did you know they were making it into a movie?? With Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. I am not sure why I know that but I do.

Cheryl made mention of a book called Troll which immediately peeked my interest. She is yet (hem) to get back to me (hem hem) with the authors name.


Like what...she has 4 kids and is home schooling or something like that. The nerve right?

Mayzie said Goodnight Moon, which along with The Runaway Bunny and The Foot Book is a daily read. I must say. Love it!

BF suggested Days and Nights at Pemberly, which for those who are wondering what that is like Jane Austen porn. Nice huh. It's so worth it but start with Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife.

Oh boy does he take her.

Heather suggested Debbie Macomber and Amber has a list (could I have expected any less from a dutiful employee of my favorite store?) Jan Karon, Lorna Landvik, Fannie Flagg, and Wicked. The last of which is the only one I have read.

It looks like it is going to be a very busy summer and the ladies at the library will know me and the babe quite well.

For starters I took Andi's advice. A book I have been wanting to read (and with the movie being made I had to get moving!) The Time Travelers Wife.

I am half way through it and and loving it.

If only I could read while playing Peek-A-Boo.

Really...a game I obviously took for granted all these years...because to a 3 1/2 month old it is the greatest game EVER and that is what I do all day long.

Thank you for your wonderful ideas!


Cheryl said...

Hmmm you asked for happy books? Don't read Troll. *lol* It's dark and twisted and oh so weird.. but SO enjoyable. ;)
Johanna Sinisalo is the author. :D I'm SO not busy.. I sit around eating bon bons all day- don't you??? :D

andi said...

Yay! I'm so happy you took my advice. I think it really is my most favorite book. I'm terrified of the movie - I can't help but feel that are going to totally eff it up.

Mayzie said...

I was kidding when I suggested Goodnight Moon. At the time I couldn't think of anything. But now, I've realized that there is one book that you might like, with your love of cats and all.

It's called "The Autobiography of Foudini M Cat". It's only one of three books I've read by the author, but I think it's pretty good.

Once you look up the book you'll realize how I know of it and why I haven't read more from this particular author.

It's a chapter book without pictures, but the little one might even like it too. I don't have a copy myself, or else I'd send you mine. Anyway, hope you like it!

debawriter said...

Have you read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins?

It's twisted, but not so dark. All in all, a fun romp!