Monday, July 18, 2011

What Momma's Reading

Here are a few books that I have read lately. Even though we have been busy moving (I swear, a few, or maybe 10) more boxes and I will share pictures.

I completely grew up on Sweet Valley High. I googled them to get the exact year they were published, and she was still making new ones in 2008!!

So I was anxious to read this book about where they are "now". I thought it was pretty interesting, but since I haven't read a SV book in many, many years alot of the players were hazy. But it was light, fun reading and I would recommend to anyone that also grew up reading this series.

This book was riveting. I am a huge Jodi Picoult fan (I have read everyone of her books) and this book was quite similar.

It is about a woman that is helping at her daughter's school when an explosion happens. She has to choose between saving her daughter or her daughter's enemy that is closer. She chooses "both" and kept me on my toes the entire book. Another highly recommended book and I look forward to reading more of her books.

I am an autobiography nut. I love reading celebs bios and hearing about behind the scenes things that you don't learn just by seeing their shows.

Dick Van Dyke was a very entertaining read. If you have never seen The Dick Van Dyke Show, you are missing out. It is old (black and white) but one of the best shows ever made on TV. I loved to learn how much of a family man he was. And who didn't love Burt on Mary Poppins??

Yet another bio. This was hilarious. Tina Fey is one of the funniest women in TV/movies. Her book was just as good. She is honest, candid, and makes fun of herself in a way that just makes you smile. Especially as a working mommy, she is just a great inspiration about what women can do.

Numero Uno favorite writer. I was so excited that she came out with a new book that I preordered it on the Nook weeks before it came out. And at $12.99 a pop, it better be worth it!

So far, it is awesome. I am on page 82 of 296 and hate to even take a break to write this post. It is a few stories wrapped in one. One girl is going to be a egg donor, one a surrogate and one an adopted family. I might be premature, but I am pretty sure they are all intertwined in a fantastic twist.


I will have to say that I love my Nook, the only thing that bothers me is not being able to flip back easily. I can sometimes be a sporadic reader and may need a quick reminder of where I am and what is going on. But for travel, there is nothing better than downloading a bunch of books and only having to take one small "book".


So tell me....have you read any of these books? What did you think? Any suggestions for me?


Wiz said...

I was a huge SVH fan too! I came across this book a little while ago and now have it on my list of books to read! I have read mixed reviews and I also think that I would be hazy on the characters.

Save Me sounds really good. I just read my first Jennifer Weiner book and to be honest didnt love it, but I think I started out on one that wasnt one of her best (Best Friends Forever.) I am going to give her another shot because I also have Good In Bed and Little Earthquakes to read.

gammy said...

wow, you are a reader. wish I could do it.