Good reads

It's been awhile since I did a post on some good reads, so here they go.

I just saw this article circulating Facebook and really had to share it with you.
Glennon Melton: Don't Carpe Diem
Such a great reminder that it's o.k to not experience parental ecstasy every moment of every day.
We're on snow day number four after a long weekend.  I'm not in ecstasy.  Just sayin'.

It's been awhile since I read a book that I had a hard time putting down, but Unbroken is one of those books that you just get thrown into and can't help but want to stay awhile.
It's such an amazing story of survival, resilience and redemption...oh wait, I copied that from the title, but really, that sort of sums it up.  
I'm going to miss Louis.  It was fun getting to know him.


On a lighter note, I had some fun laugh out loud moments reading Mindy Kaling's (from The Office) book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me"

And in the same thread I also read Ellen Degeneres book "Seriously... I'm Kidding"
Not as good as Mindy's book, but worth the read if you pick it up at the library (don't pay full price for it).  I love Ellen and all, but it was just o.k.
Seriously...I'm Kidding

And speaking of just o.k. books, "In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson sure seems to be getting a lot of hype, but it was sort of a dry read for me.  But hey, look at the previous two books I just read.  Not a lot of substance there.  

It did help me clear up some of my questions about why Americans didn't do more for the Jews during Hitler's power.  Having just gone to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC I had a few new questions on my mind.  Interesting, but not a beach read.

As I age well into my 30's I find that one of the things I am enjoying more now is listening to talk radio.  I'm pretty sure I have ear hair now and my nose hair needs trimmed.  

Anyways, I heard local author Kathleen Flinn on a program talking about her book "Kitchen Counter Cooking School".  I immediately went out and picked it up at the library.  
I bet you thought I was going to say I bought it, nope, I'm too cheap for that!  Didn't you see my post on how I like to have fun?

I'm not one of those people who watches Top Chef or Julia Childs (is she still on...or alive?).  I don't even have cable with those fancy cooking shows, but I do know people really get into those kinds of things.  And by people I mean, people that aren't me.  So it surprised me that I actually really liked this book. 

So there you have it.  A few books to keep you reading.  Have you read anything good lately?

By the way, you can usually find current savings on books with this Barnes and Noble promotional code.

1 comment

Kimber said...

The author of "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" will be the featured speaker at the "Do Something Healthy" event Feb 2nd in case you are interested. :)

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