Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm a Book-aholic...

I have been on a reading rampage lately...I mean it's out of control. In the past couple of weeks I've finished TWO books. I know, right?! Two?? How did I manage that one?

I like to credit this with two things. One being that when the girls nap I sit out on the front porch with my Diet Coke and read, read, read.

And two being that since we're in Texas I've been reading a lot. The girls are loving their cousins and Mamo & Papo which equals mucho reading time for this beyond exhausted Momma.

Now you're probably wondering what books I've been getting myself lost in. They're both excellent. One is not for the, um, prudish ones...just sayin'--you'll see what I mean when I get to that one...


First book I finished was one that I mentioned that I was reading a few days ago--The Art of Racing in the Rain. I'm pretty sure there were lots of tears lost with this book as I read it. This book is told through the dog's eyes {his name is Enzo...love it}. He tells you the story of his master's life--how it went from everything a man could want in life to the bottom...the rock bottom. I recommend it to everyone--I promise it's a great read and I read it so quickly. I didn't want to put it down...and I look at dogs in a different way now. It's weird, but after you read it you'll get what I'm saying.


 The next book is the one that I'm not sure who will like it. It's graphic in more ways than one...that's for sure. The book is Candy Girl and the author is also the screenwriter for Juno. I loved that movie so when my sister offered for me to read this book I thought why not?  This book is about a 25 year old who moved from Chicago to Minneapolis to be with a man who she fell in love. She's walking by a strip club and sees that they're having an amateur nite. She thinks to herself, what the hell, and goes for it. It's a fast read, but there were parts that made me gag a little. It was a pretty good book--it was funny and interesting to see the stripper's point of view. I've never known what they go through on a daily/nitely basis so this was definitely an inside view, haha!

I'm now reading Love the One You're With. It's good so far, but I'm only a few pages into it. I'll update with what I think after I'm done with it.

Are you reading anything right now that you think is a must read? I'm ready to buy a few more books before I run out of good reads!

22 comments:

Pres. Kathy said...

I am not reading anythine right now - but I have been itching to buy a new book. Thanks for reminding me!

Jenny said...

The second book looks interesting...I will have to see if the library has it. I have not been doing much reading these last couple of weeks but I am hoping to find a good summer read!

Ashley said...

Too funny! You mentioned two books I've read recently. And I don't read ALL that much. I totally wonder if my dogs understand what I am saying after reading Art of Racing in the Rain.

I also read Candy Girl. I live in Minneapolis, so all the places she stripped where places I am aware of. She also went to my same college. Crazy what goes on in that world, isn't it?

KLZ said...

These both sound interesting and I haven't heard of either of them - so thanks for sharing. I've added them to my library list.

Much More Than Mommy said...

I really need to take a trip to the library... Actually, I won the Sarah Palin book at Our Mommyhood, so maybe I'll just wait on that!! :-D

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I loved The Art of Racing in the Rain. I just wish there was more time for reading...my "to read" list is growing.

Brittney said...

Ahh i miss reading, I need to go get me some good books

Lindsay said...

yay for reading!! I love getting time to read a few books!!

The Garden Bell said...

Looks like some wonderful books to read here. The first is really interesting looking. I'm need to slow down, sit down, grab a D.C and read away one afternoon out on the deck. Sounds like a plan. Perfect.

But, how do I slow down again?
Kate

Terra said...

I just picked up the Art of Racing in the rain! I can't wait to get into it! I heard the perspective is wonderful. I hope you consider dropping by Tales from the Nightstand and linking this post up to Friday Reviews (I think the link is live already!) I would love it if you would!!!

Danielle said...

SHUT UP! I am reading Love the one your with. Have you read Emily's other books??? Totally love ALL of her books!

Nikki said...

I'm probably going to have to read the second one!!! It's fun to read those kinds of books every once in a while!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

I'm a book-aholic also, though I rarely have the time to read anymore! I just finished Snow Flower & the Secret Fan and thought it was a really good read- very interesting, a completely different culture from our own. And Dean Koontz is one of my fave authors!

I gave you an award also, check it out here: http://www.susiebhomemaker.com/2010/05/awesome-mama-blogger-award.html :)

Jill and Rick said...

Hey hon! I've got a little collection of books for you. Probably will mail them early next week!

Kmama said...

I think both of those books sound good!!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Books from an animal's viewpoint are always interesting. Not sure I can handle a tearjerker right now though!

Lisa Anne said...

I'm totally a book-o-holic too!! I love my ereader because I can read multiple books at one time. I'm reading The 5 people you meet in heaven again for the second time. YA it's that good!

Jewls said...

I LOVED Juno, but I'm a sucker for anything adoption related! :)

I am reading Fablehaven right now...it's a series of 5 books and they suck you right in Harry Potter style! I'm on the last one and I've really liked them!

I also just read the Lightning Thief Series...it was a fun quick read

I read YA lit because they're quick and I can read them out loud to baby Z! :)

Venassa said...

I loved al of Emily Giffins books!
Definitely want to look into reading the other two you mentioned.

Mom2three said...

I've reserved The Art of Racing in the Rain. Hopefully I can make it through it - we lost our Golden last year. I did just finish a Kaye Dacus book and am now trying to finish A Promise to Remember by Kathryn Cushman (Kindle for iPhone). I love to score those free books when they are available!

jo oliver said...

I am soooo envious. I barely know what a book is anymore. Between blogging at night while Kaitlynn is asleep and being her 24/7 caregiver during the day, I have not seen the preface of a book in years.

morewineplease said...

I've read LTOYW and really liked it... right now reading Nichlas Sparks Last Song and REALLY LOVE IT!