Thursday, April 14, 2011

You need to read more

That is what my loving husband told me recently. He swears it "didn't come out right," but really, I think he truly does wish I would read more. I wish I would read more, too. But, honestly, by the time 9 pm roles around and we finally have all four kids asleep in bed, all I want to do is crawl into bed myself. However, I have taken on my husband's challenge to read more and am starting with the above two books. We had a coupon for 70% off at Barnes and Noble dot com, but when we finally decided on a book to buy (thanks Amanda and Melanie for the suggestions) our coupon wouldn't work. Figures. SO, last night for our date night we went to the library and checked out a few books instead. I went with an old favorite to get me back into the swing of things, The Witches by Roald Dahl. I love all things Roald Dahl but The Witches was always on the top of my list! Then I thought I would delve back into Dan Brown. I haven't read his newest (well, old by now) book The Lost Symbol. The books I wanted, two suggested by my sisters-in-law, were of course either checked out or not at our library. I have them on reserve though and am really anxious to read both Dealing with Dragons and North and South. We also checked out some Madeline books--our kids latest obsession, and Harry Potter and the Soceror's Stone on CD for Aidan. He LOVES listening to books on tape at night as he is falling asleep. Anyway, if any of you out there have any other suggestions for me I would love to hear them, because, well, apparently I need to read more :)


Aaron Tunell said...

I loved the books These is My Words and The Help. Both were excellent. Hmm...I'll give more suggestions later :) Hope you are doing well!

Monica said...

Both you and Melanie just updated about books!

I like suggesting Brave New World by Aldous Huxley to people. I read it in highschool and didn't appreciate it, and since then I've read it about 5 times. I have it if you want to borrow it!

I also have a couple more favorites I'd suggest but they have some parts with strong language not sure if you'd like that or not. But they're 'the hour I first believed' and 'i know this much is true' both by Wally Lamb. Oh and I loved 'Bright shiny morning' by James Frey-he's the one Oprah got angry about for "lying" to her, I love it even more.

Amanda said...

You'll have to let me know what you think about Lost Symbol.

Did you ever read and/or like A Wrinkle in Time as a kid? I recently read a book called "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead that was really good. It referenced A Wrinkle in Time a lot so I reread that too and while I still didn't love it, it sat better than it did in elementary school.

Celeste said...

I LOOOOVE Dealing with Dragons!!!! I'm pretty sure there is a copy at the parentals house if you want.