Sunday, September 26, 2010

Booked

The 11 year old is making up poetry as she washes dishes. “They went to sea in sieve, sieve, sieve. And so you see, my dear, they did not live, live, live.” Hooray for the poetry. I apologize now if my child becomes a writer. Who needs another Anne Rice?

I have not got on board with the whole Twilight thing. Partly because the books hit while I was still mourning Harry Potter and I didn’t feel like rushing into a new relationship. Partly, now, out of rebellion. I want to be the only woman on earth who is not in love with a vampire. Or a werewolf.

The baby’s first word was “book”. He also barks, but I don’t think he’s a werewolf. He’s not hairy enough. He brings us books, sits on our lap and points. He also says, “Bob,” whenever he sees anything furry. Thanks, Sandra Boynton.

I’ve been reading very depressing books lately and I need to stop. Maybe I should switch over to Twilight. I’ve read Little Bee, which begins horrifically and then declines. It’s well written, which makes it even harder to sleep at night. I’m reading Tales of a Female Nomad, which isn’t horrible, but it also doesn’t make me happy. It’s a true story of a woman who, funny enough, becomes a nomad. I actually hate the woman herself. She leaves her newly-adult children and her aging parents to travel among indigenous people. Maybe I’m just jealous. I did re-read Princess Bride, but it wasn’t as funny as I remember it being. Maybe it’s just been too long since I’ve seen Cary Elwes.

What I need is a smart, well-written, not-trying-to-teach-you-anything book. Any ideas?

4 comments:

mkt said...

I recommend "Jane Austen Ruined My Life" - just gripping enough to keep my attention, but still allow me to put it down when I needed to do something else

BlueSkiesBreaking said...

For the record, I also have not seen nor read any of the Twilight books. And I am most certainly not in love with a vampire. As for something to read...I'm useless. All I read these days are business and sales/marketing books in hopes of learning something. I have TV to feed me mindless entertainment. ;o)

buttercup said...

I just started "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffeneggar. I will let you know if it is worth reading. I did read the Twilight Books, and am still in love with my husband-not a vampire or a werewolf.

I have heard that "the Help" is a good one-it is on my to-read list. For some reason I haven't read much this year--I know why--it is because I tend to neglect my family and they don't like that.

The Stevens said...

I read the twilight books and wish that I didn't. The fourth and final book was so disappointing after investing so much time reading the first three books I was bothered for about a week about the outcome, the downturn of quality of storyline and writing skills.
I do like the Hunger Games series and I have been reading a mystery/comedy (yes its possible) series by Janet Evanovich the Stephanie Plum stories.
I have also wanted to read "The Help"