Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reading Lately (Fall edition)

It has been long enough since I've read any of these that they're all a bit hazy in my memory already. But here are a few fun recent reads:

Pride and Prejudice - This one is the star of the show on this list. I've always thought that I didn't like Pride and Prejudice. Friends in high school and roommates in college would go crazy over the BBC version and I'd think 'I have better things to do than watch a six hour movie...' or something like that. Then I watched the new-ish version on netflix at some point and liked it pretty well. Then when Isaac was born, I was looking for a free audio book to listen to while I nursed and I thought I'd give this a try, and I just loved it! I finished the audio version, then went back and re-read my favorite parts. Then watched all six hours of the BBC version, and the newer version again too. This may well have been similar to how all food tastes delicious in the first few weeks with a newborn, but I enjoyed it so much :)

Real Moms - I just pictured the author sitting with me and chatting and telling me all these funny stories about being a mom, and loved it. Lisa & Topher Clark are two of my very favorites to follow on instagram too.

Justin Case: School, drool & other daily disasters - It's been long enough, that I honestly can't remember this, but I know I loved it because I just love this kid!

It ain't so awful, Falafel - I was so excited to find this at the library, because I've loved her books of essays (they're hilarious.) This was okay. It was fun and interesting, but not spectacular like her others.

Clementine - Again, it's been a long time, and I can't remember much about this.  There was something about coloring her hair (or her friend's hair?) green and drawing in some curls with sharpie... silly and Ellie will probably like it.

Lizzy Bright and the Buckminster Boy - Gary Schmidt wrote two of my very favorite books (Wednesday Wars & Okay for Now). But this one I didn't love. It seemed more like a 'making a statement' kind of book and it was interesting, but not a favorite.

I Feel Bad about my Neck - One evening I escaped to the library and enjoyed the quiet, just reading in one of their big chairs. I think this was pretty funny, but the evening of quiet was even more memorable :)

Out of the Dust - I thought I'd try to read through some of the books on our bookshelves that I haven't read in ages so I could decide whether to keep or toss them. I started with this one and even a few months later, I still haven't made up my mind about whether I liked it or not. It definitely gives a good picture of what life might have been like in the dust-bowl times, and I did like that.