Happy Monday my loves! I spent the weekend out of town, and will have to tell you about it. In the mean time, I need to announce the giveaway winner from A Few of My favorite Things, TAKE 1. The prize is a Childrens Custom Name Hook from Blue Yodey. You can also see more items on the Blue Yodey facebook page. The “random number generator” says the winner is:
Now onto the regular post…
I love reading. I remember getting in trouble when I was younger for reading too much (I would try to sneak in extra chapters under my covers). I actually don’t let myself go to the library too often, because when I start a book, I procrastinate in other areas of my life to read. And then I finish books in a matter of days.
But due to the weather, HJ and I have been going to the library to play (since it is too cold to be outside), and I check out some books. I figured I can give you reviews of the books I read this year, and it will help me monitor by book-usage :).
Before I left on vacation, I checked out 2 books on Saturday morning. By Sunday afternoon, I was done with Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. I have read a number of her books, so I knew it would be a quick and easy read. Overall, I thought it was good! The book is about 2 girls who grew up as neighbors, but after an incident in high school, stopped being BFF’s. Until, duh duh duh, one girl gets into a little trouble and asks the other one to help. While I might not recommend this for a super fun book club discussion, it was a decent book!
My next book of the year was Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. I absolutely have loved Chelsea’s books in the past. Are you There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea had me cracking up. So I was expecting the same silly writing. The only thing is, Chelsea didn’t write this one. People she lied to did. The people she lied to are not nearly as hilarious as she is. This book actually took me a week to get through. That is because I forced myself to skim the chapters before going to bed. Does “skimming” mean I actually didn’t read it? While I will completely read other books Chelsea writes, I do not think I will read a book just because her name is on it.
My 3rd and final book for the month of January was Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess. And this one made me laugh. There was one point where I was laughing so hard, I woke up HJ. However, if you don’t like crude behavior, antics and/or jokes, you will probably dislike this book.
While at the library, HJ decided he wanted a book on Turkey Hunting. After randomly opening to one page and discovering the book did indeed talk about how to kill and get the turkey ready for eating, I declined checking that book out and opted for a cute one on tug boats.
Any good book recommendations for me to add to my must read list for 2013?