I have every intention of finishing my 30 day project.
I have every intention of summing up 2010.
I have every intention of blogging more often.
But today…I write book reviews.
I bought a Kindle for myself before sister and I went to Hawaii. I read 2 books on that trip which is intense for me. (I never really read before) Since October I’ve read a total of 6 books. Since I like my opinion (and if you read my blog, I feel you might as well) I thought I’d review them.
Compromising Positions was suggested to me by the glorious Amazon.com. I have no idea why. It was the first romance-y novel I’ve read and well…it was awkward. I’m not sure I’d read another one. The story is cute (a sorta Yoga teacher falls for the strapping womanizer who doesn’t want to be a womanizer anymore) but the “scenes” were a little much for this TMI-afraid chick. The story itself kept me interested, so that’s good, I guess.
A Scattered Life was one of those “well that looks interesting and it’s only $1.99…” purchases. This book I adored simply because it was, well…scattered. Story mostly has to do with Skyla, a wanderer who settles down and isn’t quite used to it and how her life is shaped by her mother in law, daughter and a new neighbor. It made me laugh, made me cry and kept me reading. Might be a favorite that I’ve read so far.
I am actually ashamed to admit that I spent $4.99 plus tax on Cirque Du Salahi. After watching Real Housewives of DC and just thinking the Salahis were fascinatingly delusional, I bought it. Reading it from the understanding that they are, in fact, delusional, it was actually kinda funny. If you take them seriously…you shouldn’t get your book reviews from me. Waste of time and money, but I’m still amused that I read it. ; )
I honestly couldn’t tell you why I bought Unbearable Lightness (autobiography of Portia De Rossi about her struggle with eating disorders) but WOW. This book is INTENSE. There are parts that are SO hard to read (as someone that hasn’t struggled with that you can’t fathom the train of thought she has about some things) and the pictures (there are only 4) are alarming, but altogether it was interesting. I’ll voice what some of the reviews on the site said: this is NOT for those recovering from an eating disorder (!!!!) but more a glimpse into her life and the struggles she faced. Not sure I’d recommend just off hand, but if you’re interested, go for it.
Again, I’m not sure what made me buy Room, (probably the fact I was seeing it everywhere) but it was pretty good. I read it during one of the busiests weeks this year and still felt it was a quick read. The book cover/summary tells you that it’s about a 5 year old boy and his 26 year old mom who are living in an 11×11 room. The story is told by Jack, the 5 year old, and the sentance structure takes a second to get used to, but it’s really a good guess at what a 5 year old would think!!! The book has lots more to it than just the room, but I don’t want to ruin it. I would recommend it for some light reading.
That’s all I’ve done so far (not bad for 2 months when I think I’d read 2 books before I got my Kindle all year) but now I’m stuck!! What should I read next? Any suggestions??