Tuesday, April 2, 2013

let's talk books.

 I sure do love to read.  Always have, probably always will.  I remember one of my greatest childhood memories being going to the library and getting a nice stack of books.  It honestly baffles me when people say they don't like read or "don't have the time".  We have time for lots of things-we just have to choose carefully. Lately if we're having a rough time getting Betsy to sleep I'll read.  Or even if it's just a perfectly normal, great night with both babies asleep, I'll read. It's relaxing to me and gives my mind wonderful places to wander. 

So, let's talk books.  Here are some I've either read recently, or have on my "read soon" list. I didn't link these pictures to amazon or anything and if you read this first book pictured above you'll know why. It's about a bookstore run out of this old house.  What a swoony house and story it is.  It's swoony because it tells of the wonderful place books hold in our hearts and world and gives such a realistic view of two book lovers trying to run their own store.  It's real-life.  I just loved this book.  One chapter made big tears drop on the pages.  I won't give away which one. If you read it-see if you can guess. 
I read Books 1-3 out of this series lately.  I admit-it's pretty outlandish christian fiction.  It's not so much real life.  Kind of like a christian version of a reality show. But a silly, enjoyable read none the less. 
Oh friends, this book is so, so, so good.  Yes, it even deserves three "so's".  I think it is an especially good read for mama's with more than one baby.  It got right to my heart. This book (or authors rather) got me. They got my need to remain "me" within my mama self.  They got how I want to be a good mama more than anything. They got how tired I am sometimes, but how seriously I take my mama job. 
 Isn't this cover gorgeous?  I just love vintage things AND sweets so how thrilled I was to find this at the library.  The inside is filled with fabulous layered desserts, cakes and rolls.  The photography alone is enough to make your mouth water.
LOL.  This book is SO funny!  It is written by a lady who also writes a blog.  She writes in such an honest way about being a mama.  She writes things I would only dare think.  She is sarcastic and funny and has you laughing 'till you cry and then hits home with a point so thoughtful it'll make your heart pound.
I told Brett I wasn't going to put this one on here.  I know I have quite a few readers, but not sure who all of you are.  So if you read this book you might be surprised I even mentioned it, let alone read it because of some of the language.  It's about teens dealing with cancer.  Not a sugar-coated cancer story either.  It's a YA book.  I'm not about to give a watered down version of myself on the blog, so if you don't like books with language in it then don't read this one. 

But, I liked this book, in a weird sort of way.  It was serious and confusing at times, yet wonderful. 
And if you have already read it then 
"Okay."
"Okay."
 I haven't read this one yet because it comes out April 1st! I cannot wait for this one! Jerusalem is a blogger from Arkansas and this is her first book. I don't know her but am tremendously inspired by her.  Brett called one day to ask if I had a book I wanted because he was doing an amazon order. Umm...of course, I have 53 books currently on my wishlist! So this is the book I ordered. What a sweet treat from my sweet husband.
 I haven't read this one yet either but have it sitting on the kitchen counter. I picked it up at the library and it sounds delightful. I'm curious to see if the words live up to my expectations. 

So there you have it, Sara's book talk of the day. 

{Please, please share-what are YOU reading?}

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! I am always looking for good book suggestions! Do you have a Goodreads account? If not, you should! It's a great way to keep track of what you're reading, what you've read, and what you want to read! And there are so many great book suggestions too.

    I just finished "Dearie" the biography of Julia Child and it was AMAZING! It's a long read but so worth it.

    Now I'm ready "Bossypants" by Tina Fey! Lots of stress with aging parents in our life right now so I needed something light and funny! This is the ticket for a quick and "light" read.

    Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for sharing the recommendations! I just watched "Julia and Julie" (or whatever the name is) last weekend-the movie about the blogger who cooked her way through Julia Child's cookbook. I haven't read "Dearie" but it sounds wonderful. I'll remember it on my "to read" list.....which sounds like I need to sign up for a Goodreads account! I haven't heard of it so thanks for mentioning :). I wondered if Bossy pants was funny.....I'll have to add that to my read list too. I love a good laugh.

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  2. I just love this! Per your recommendation I picked up The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap from the library the other day. I'm so excited to delve into it!

    Other current reads: PW's Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, Joy the Baker Cookbook, and Emma.

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  3. I hope you like The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap as much as I did. Tell me if a chapter makes you cry. :) Joy the Baker sounds like a delicious read!

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