Thursday, July 12, 2012

I am declaring this the summer of pop culture reads

It's been quite some time since my last post, but I promise that I have a really good reason.  And no, I will not use the fact that I've read the 50 Shades of Grey series as an excuse, although I did read it.  A sick child, the appearance of a long lost relative, the end of the school year, the death of a family member, and....oh yeah.....I still have to work my day job so I can pay my mortgage.  All these things lead me not to post, but I'm posting now so it's better late than never, right?

To date, I'm up to 12 books read for the year.  At some point, I gave myself a goal of 25 books on Good Reads, but as always, I'm striving for as many as I can possibly read.

I finished The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow and shortly after (about a week or so later), Mr. Zaslow died tragicly in a car accident.  I was so shaken by his departure.  I had enjoyed The Girls from Ames so much and was looking forward to reading more by him. 

Other books I've read to date that I will try my best to write more about at a later date:

-  Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
-  Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire
-  The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
-  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
-  Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
-  Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
-  Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
-  The Happy Hooker by Xaviera Hollander (there's a story behind this one)
-  Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

I've decide that this is the summer of pop culture reads, hence the addition of the Fifty Shades series to my list.  I'm currently reading The Hunger Games trilogy and afterwards, I will read the Twilight series.

I've gotten really good at keeping at least one book going on my Kindle and then a real book as well.  The Fifty Shades series I read off my Kindle while Persepolis I had in real book form.  Other real books I'm going to try and read this summer is The Invention of Hugo Cabret (the pictures inside look so pretty) and Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer (because I heart Jodi Picoult).

The next year will be filled with a lot of not leaving the house, so I'm hoping that I'm able to get all this reading completed, but we'll see.  And maybe....just maybe....I'll actually keep this blog better updated.  If E.L. James can get published, there's hope for us all :)


  1. my comment is that I'm supposed to be getting subpoenas out and I'm reading your blog and wanting to go home and read. you're a bad influence (but you're my friend)

  2. HAHHAHHAHAA!!!! And for this and so much more, I love you!!!