… and in my SPARE time.

8 Aug

I don’t know what it is about summer, but something deep within my soul has an unquenchable thirst to read.  During the summer months, I read more than I do the rest of the year combined.  It’s pretty ridiculous, and I am pretty sure it can’t be any other way.  Here is just a sampling of the books I have read, and some suggestions for you (if you are in need of a good read):

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy – Yes, everyone else is doing it.  Yes, it is THAT good.

2. Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools – Really very inspiring.  One man’s mission to change the middle east, and his road to doing exactly that.

3. Heart Shaped Box – This was written by Stephen King’s son.  It was good, and a page turner at parts – but still not the “OMG, I can’t sleep at night” book I was looking for.

4. Omnivore’s Dilemma – Very interesting.  A bit boring towards the end, but certainly makes you think about the food industry.

5.  Bitter is the New Black – This was hilarious – I really couldn’t put this one down.  I love Jen Lancaster – I want to be her friend.

I did read others that were either a bit boring – “Where are the Children” – or not even worth remembering (some short book about the “Potato Girl”) – or just read for fun “The Pact” (although not a “fun” subject – a pretty decent book!)

I am currently reading “Atonement” – and so far, the movie did it heaps of justice – and then onto “Born to Run” a book recommended by Shiloh.  Yes, you read that right.

Anyone else have a page turner this summer??  I don’t want to miss out on any good books.  

Until next time –


4 Responses to “… and in my SPARE time.”

  1. Kayla Thomas August 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    Love this post. Like you, I love to read. I just started Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evonovich. She just cracks me up. I have The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on my shelf, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

    My guilty weekend pleasure is putting Codi down for a nap and curling up in my favorite chair with a book and mid-afternoon glass of wine.

    Have you read Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos? Read it a couple years ago, but still love it.

    You should check out chinaberry.com. It’s a cool company that sells books. They read everything they sell and only sell their favorites. They give very helpful, descriptive reviews.

    Happy reading!

    • andreakarly August 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

      Get ready to gasp – I haven’t read any of Janet’s books (perhaps I should start though!!) I am going to look up Broken For You right now!! and then headed straight to chinaberry!! Thank you, Kayla!!

  2. Lynne August 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    You know I don’t read anymore, except magazines that you pass along to me. I do have to comment though that your photo makes me want to visit New Orleans and drink a hurricane at Pat O’Briens. I’m not sure what you’re drinking, but it looks “muddled”.

    • andreakarly August 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

      It was a Mint Julep – also named “A pint of bourbon with some mint flavor” – I could breathe fire after that. I don’t know how Southern Ladies make them look so delicate!

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