Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spin Cycle: Books for everyone

This weeks spin cycle is about books. Our favorite books, books we read, etc. I really don't have a favorite book or type of books. I like a little bit of everything. I think at this point of my life my favorite types of books are memoirs. I have read Jen Lancaster's books (I need to check out her newest one...Pretty in Plaid) and loved them. She is me, except much richer and has a better job! But I love her snarky ways, how she fits with her husband and just pretty much everything about her that she writes. I wish I lived where she was touring so I could stalk her! :) I also have read Lewis Black's memoir, again bitingly funny. I wish I had their ability to articulate how I felt most of the time! My blog is pretty lame if I do say so myself and as much as I think I'm witty, I am no writer!

Back to books though...I recently read 2 books in a trilogy by Kay Hooper. They are part of the Blood series...books about psychics in the FBI. I have written about them before so I won't go into it again, but check them out! Great books!

I also got hooked on the Harry Potter books. I started reading them in high school when they first came out. One of my Christmas presents a few years back were the books in hardback (ok, more like 7 or 8 years ago, but who's counting?). I'm a nerd. I was pretty excited about that! Also, since probably book 4 I have either been at the opening of the book store (before they had the midnight opening) or at the stores for their midnight sales and got the books! I will say, I did not participate in any of the shenanigans that were going on though. Those were for the small children I had to push out of the way to get my hands on a copy! And I won't deny having my husband wake up in the middle of the night and see me, clutching my Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and my book light sobbing because of the end of the book. Don't judge me!

And finally, I am a chick lit fanatic! I love all things chick lit! I like the light, fluffy reading material that I can finish in 24 hours. I also like the good (ususally) story lines that then lead to a good roll in the hay in the books. Because honestly...that doesn't happen in real life. As much as I wished it did real life does not usually have the sugary-sweet ending that most of these books do. But it is nice to transport myself in a world that usually has a happy ending!

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1 comment:

Sprite's Keeper said...

I like chick lit myself, especially Nora Roberts and Jude Deveraux.
Harry Potter? Favorite series of all time.
Favorite book of all time? Hm, I'd have to get back to you on that one.. Every time I finish a good book, I'd swear it was my favorite.
And your blog is NOT lame. I know I'm not the first to say that. :-)
You're linked!