come read with me...
My mom treated me to this angel for Mother's Day, so fitting for the rabid reader. We had a great day together, she and I. We went to Sephora!! I splurged on some Hope in a Bottle - my mom wondered if maybe Philosophy could make some Hope in a Bucket...hee hee!
Anyways, back to the angel - do you see she is reading? Have you read anything good lately? This blog entry has kind of greased the wheels for me - what books would I recommend....so many good books out there. I've been on a streak of kinda "meh" reads...
I am just starting Jane Austen's Persuasion in homage of my latest Plucky Classics shipment which was inspired by Captain Wentworth. I love literature but sometimes "translating" the "fancy" language bogs me down a bit. However, I have heard that things pick up after the first four chapters - so I am hanging in there.
I just finished The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian, which was graciously sent by the Knitting Bandit. I had read this author's Midwives and loved it. Double Bind took a little more effort - the middle was a bit tedious but the ending was one of those that you think "did I read that right?" - great little twist.
I also just read But Inside I am Screaming by Elizabeth Flock. I enjoyed this book - a woman's journey from nervous breakdown through the psychiatric ward, to recovery. At times I thought, am I nuts? I could relate to the main character Isabel, her thoughts and feelings - I am guessing that many women could relate to her...more than you would probably care to admit sometimes - em:)
Next up I'm hoping to dive into a sweet little thriller, Underlife by Robert Finn, gifted to me by Auntly H. I just love you bloggers - so generous, and kind. I wish I knew more of you in my real life as somedays, I wonder, where have all of the kind people gone to? Since when don't we do things just because we want to? Since when do we talk on our cell phone everywhere? General ambivelence has made me feel sad this weekend - gosh, to just be nice, smile at a stranger, hold a door, say "excuse me"...ah, the good old days...is anyone else feeling a little hollow about the state of affairs? Is this just "the American way"? I was wondering today, do people wander about in their own little bubble in every culture? Food for thought.
**the only thing I haven't enjoyed today is knitting - eek! I had better get those jammies on and get out my sock - one more chart repeat - woot!
And Happy Mother's Day, you mothers!