Tuesday, July 18, 2006

How Boring Can One Person Be?

Pretty damn boring apparently. I’m having a major case of writer’s block today, and I can’t think of a single interesting thing to tell you, other than one thing that no one wants to hear about (I promise – it’s way TMI) and one thing I can’t blog about (work). This sucks! So here’s something boring that is just filling up space today until (if) I come up with something better:

My day yesterday was very relaxing. I finished my book that I was working on, planned meals for the week, went grocery shopping, fixed dinner, and, um, yeah. That was about it. We did watch two episodes of Hell’s Kitchen while waiting for some major storms to come through the area. I’m still totally addicted to that show, and I don’t know why, but I just can’t get enough.

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I’ve been reading a lot lately, like really a lot, and someone asked if I’ve read anything good. The answer is: Why yes, in fact, I have. The book I finished yesterday was Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson. It’s her second book, and the second one I’ve fallen in love with and didn’t want to end. Although I have to say that I hated her for about 5 pages or so, but she resolved that and I was happy again. Thank goodness!

I’ve also read all three of Emily Giffin’s books: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof. I finished Something Blue in one evening. They’re quick reads, but I enjoyed all three. Hmmm…what else…Oh, the first two books in the Shopaholic series, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and now I’m reading both Angels & Demons by Dan Brown and The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler. I’m reading both at once because I have the illustrated version of Angels and Demons, which is huge and hard to carry around with me.

That reminds me! My to-read list is getting kind of short. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I would love it if you would leave them in the comments! Please? I’ll beg if I have to. Seriously! What do you recommend?


At 7/18/2006 1:42 PM, Anonymous mamatulip said...

I've read "Fall on Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald about five times. It blew me away. "The Way the Crow Flies" is her second book and it's very good, too.

"I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb is really good, too -- I re-read it when I was pregnant with Oliver and was impressed at how much better it was the second time around. "She's Come Undone" was his first book and I've read it about twenty times, I swear.

I just finished "All Families are Psychotic" by Douglas Coupland and it was quite good, too. Made me want to read his other stuff.

At 7/18/2006 1:54 PM, Blogger JustJane said...

Here are some good ones I enjoyed lately:

Freakenomics by Steven D. Levitt

Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected life by Queen Noor

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Next reads:

On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt

Crimes Against Logic by Jamie Whyte

The Aubrey/Martin Novels by Patrick O'Brian

At 7/18/2006 1:56 PM, Blogger JustJane said...

Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley was a favorite growing up!

At 7/18/2006 3:43 PM, Anonymous TB said...

Anything by Isabel Allende. I'm loving her lately. Her character portrayals are larger than life.

At 7/18/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger Sizzle said...

I agree with the Allende and Lamb recommendations. I would also suggest anything by Barbara Kingsolver. She's awesome!

At 7/19/2006 9:05 AM, Blogger Rude Cactus said...

I'll go with The Ha-Ha by Dave King and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Both are excellent!

At 7/19/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger Mrs. Ca said...

Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions. Can't wait to get started on them.


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