Books

Because I can’t remember what I’ve read. 

Until I know how to organize this page… I’m just going to list the books – title first.  The older I get, the less I can remember.  

Saving Fish from Drowning– Amy Tan (beh.  this book didn’t really make me love it.)

Jesus Land– Julia Scheers (I am roared through this book so fast!!!  I loved it!)

Middlesex– Jeffrey Eugenides (Okay, I know this was on Oprah’s booklist – but when does it get good?  I’m on page 147 and it still sucks!  Which really sucks, because I’m not the type of person to just give up on the book, I keep reading and reading until I get to the end.  This book makes me want to read my school material.  beh)  UPDATE:  It sucked. 

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst.  I loved this book.  I originally picked it up because the cover was beautiful.  Plus, there was a brief description on the front that said the sentences were beautiful.  I’m a sucker for beautiful.  The book was good but left too many loose ends for my liking.  I prefer a nice, tidy little clean up.  I was also shocked by the quick introduction of sex, gay sex no less, on page 36.  It was contextual to the story and not hardcore or anything. ha

Three Junes by Julia Glass.  Set in Scotland, America and Greece – it is a great book with an interesting plot.  I liked all of the proper words etc.  You cannot beat a great story!

Widdershins by Charles De Lint.  LOVED this book.  Made me go to the library to track down all of his other books. Loved the fantasy part of it (which I’ve never really been interested in before.)

Someplace to be flying by Charles De Lint.  LOVED this book also.  It’s a fantasy book about animal people and it was amazing.

Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund. I am in LOVE with this book. It is a novel of Marie Antoinette and is extraordinary, simply delicious to read. I could not put it down. I sent it to my mom and she loved it too! 

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. OK OK, I succumbed to the pressures of Oprah’s book club and bought this book. I gave in and I better enjoy it or else I will write Oprah a letter… ah who am I kidding. I don’t have that kind of time! I am just starting this book today. (Update: I loved it! Finished it in one weekend!)

A piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. I never thought I would read a book written by a person named Cupcake. This book is an autobiographical detail of Ms. Brown’s life. Her life was completely different than mine, her mom died – her step father gave her back to her biological father. Biological father put her into the foster system and she became a drug user and hooker. (Update: I loved this book. She triumphed personal and societal hardships and became a productive member of society. A great book.)

Gone with the wind – Honestly, I don’t think I’ve even been more uncomfortable while reading this book. Some people have called this book romantic, I do not agree. Scarlet was awful, the language was crude, parts of the book were so slow and hard to get through. I am glad it’s over. Double bleh

America Unzipped – Brian Alexander wrote this book. I am currently in the middle of it and it is very very funny. Basically, Brian set out on a sexual safari to fing out what Americans are doing behind closed doors. Thank you Amazon! It’s a cultural study into America’s sex life. I’m not sure why I cared when I bought the book, but I’m glad it’s in my collection.

1 Comment

  1. Juanita said,

    Mel sent me Abundance & I too loved the book. The information history tells us about Marie Antoniette leads us to belive she was a money grubbing elitist. This book shows us a woman who really cared about her duties as Queen and her people.

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