Thursday, May 31, 2007

What I've Been Reading

The Lovely Bones - I just finished this about 10 minutes ago. I couldn't put it down.
Ragged Islands - The pick for bookclub tonight. Reminded me a bit of "The Stone Angel" by Margaret Laurence. Set in the Maritimes, partly in Shediac and Moncton. I also raced through this one.
Lullabies For Little Criminals - I was forced to read this for bookclub, and it's a good book, but very hard to read. It's about a young girl trying to grow up with only a moron junkie of a father to raise her, and there's foster homes, drugs, and lots of other fun stuff. I find this kind of thing hard to read since I had the Boy.



Blogger Ladybird said...

What kind of book is the first - horror, mystery or romance?
I am reading the Alchemist now. Have u read it?

7:42 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

By Paulo Coehlo? No, but my bookclub is doing The Devil and Miss Prym this summer.

The Lovely Bones is about a young girl who was raped and murdered, and she's in heaven watching her family cope with it all. It sounds strange, and morbid, but it was really, really good.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Yarn Tails said...

I havent had much time to read here lately, but with the new job I should be able to get some reading in.

I seen the first book at the bookstore the other day, but I didnt bother to stop and really look at it. I was headed to the knitting/crochet section. hehe

8:55 AM  
Blogger Ladybird said...

Brandy: reading in office is my style too.
DH: How does ur book club function? Each member reads the same book and discusses it at teh meeting or u read diff books and discuss each of them?
I recently finished The catcher in the Rye and it was superb. All these years I thougt it was just another boring masterpeice.

9:05 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Brandy: You should read it!

L: We read the same book, we all go around the circle and say what we thought of it, then we usually start gossiping. It's a lot of fun. The ladies are all super nice.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Kare said...

Oh! Darlene has Lovely Bones and I keep waiting for her to finish it so I can take it. I must kick her ass.
Was Ragged Islands good? (Did you see that Crazy Aunt Purl did a post about the Maritimes with a pic of Shediac?)
I hear you on the reading bad parenting stuff. The books sounds interesting though.
I just finished "Year of the Fog" and it left me with a yucky feeling.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Librarian Girl said...

Lullabies for Little Criminals has such an innocent looking cover, doesn't it?

11:53 AM  
Blogger Kare said...

( oops, The book is called 'The Year of Fog')

12:21 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Gaaah! The Year of Fog sounds horrible! Like The Deep End of the Ocean by Jaqueline Mitchard.
I'm definitely avoiding that one.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I read The Lovely Bones and really liked it. It certainly was different. I'm not into kidnap movies or stories since I had the kiddos, I can relate. It's hard enough to let them walk home from a friends house without reading something disturbing about children. Gives me the willies every time.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Shannon (rosie) said...

Hi DH!

I've been wanting to read lullabies for little criminals for a while now, but I can never seem to get up the gumption to read something that I know will probably depress me. Was it as depressing as a complicated kindness? I can handle this type of stuff for a few more years I think ;)

9:37 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Hi Rosie!

Lullabies is depressing, but in an entirely different way from the Miriam Toews. You should be fine, not having procreated yet!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Netter said...

I read the lovely bones too. It was a good book but certain things bothered me about the way the last half of the book was written.

I really, REALLY need to start reading again. I have not been in the mood. I did start a great non fiction book but its depressing.

Oh I got your packages...THANK YOU SO MUCH! Now that I got my camera back and the sucker works, I'm posting about it. You're to sweet!

10:30 AM  

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