Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rediscovering A Lost Love

Just what am I talking about? Reading. And of the book variety.

For years, with the arrival of kids and then getting back to work...and the blog, I found little time for reading anything but other blogs and a magazine here and there.

But now that I'm working on House of Fifty, leading the Books On Our Shelves articles, I've put reading back into my week and it has been like rediscovering a lost love!

The above is one of the several read for the latest issue which is coming very soon, and I'm sharing it here because this book is fantastic! It's rare, I think, when a book actually changes your outlook on how you are living your life. A definite must-read recommendation, if you haven't already.

The latest I've just finished won't be making any favorite lists, 'something blue.' While overall it was a fairly entertaining read, the main character irritated me beyond belief for the first 180 plus pages with her irresponsible and shallow characteristics. Maybe that was the point, but...that is a lot of pages to get through, to reach the point where she finds her "redemption." {IMO}

Look for the list of all the books that did make my summer reading list, in the Anniversary issue of House of Fifty coming May 7th.


  1. I am needing more books to read! Can't wait to read the summer reading list! Recently I joined a bloggers book club too, which has been really fun!

  2. Yea! I am a book blogger, so it's always exciting when some of my favorite non-book bloggers talk about books. If you ever need a recommendation, let me know.

    My blog is www.thepickygirl.com, and my tag is The Picky Girl reads, creates, blogs.

    Giffin's Love the One You're With is really good. I read it recently and loved it.

  3. Now that my girls are older, I found myself not reading as much (I used to read everyday in carpool line). I recently joined a neighborhood book club to be sure I read at least one good book a month.

  4. I always love getting good book recommendations! Thanks!

  5. Always like a good recommendation, read Something Blue, her books are fun and easy reads....I just finished The Paris wife, which I thought was excellent, fascinating and captivating.

  6. I always love getting good recommendations. Thanks for sharing!

  7. How funny on Something Blue - it may be b/c you didn't read the first one - "Something Borrowed" which they made a movie about. Then you kind of get the irritating character a bit more. I've not read the first one, so I'll have to put it on the list! I too need to make an effort to read more than my blogs!!! M.

  8. I'm always looking for good suggestions on books. Thanks for the heads up on May 7.

  9. I loved this book...after reading it is when I decided on my name for my blog "something Brue"

    Love it :)


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