Monday, April 19, 2010

Let Me Just Say... I LOVE the Library

let me just say that i love LOVE bloggers new template stuff.  i can do way more than i really know how to do and look cooler doing it now that there are all sorts of picture and layouts i can choose from.  i just got inspired by some of the patterns there were so i changed up my blog.  prettier, don't you think? i do.

i've been reading a lot lately, both actually reading and listening to books on CD.  the library is my new best friend.  i haven't been this excited to go there since i was 7 and my mom let me pick out 5 books to bring home for a week.  i have a closet book fetish (whoops, out of the closet now).  i love books, but i realized i cannot afford a new book every week or so.  thus, my bi-weekly (or more) trips to the library.  more than just a place to pick up something i've requested, i find that the library helps me to decompress  after a long day at work... well not so long as most people's days, but for me... eh. i'll stop trying to make excuses about that.  anyways, i often find myself going to the library and walking through the aisles looking at book titles just for the fun of it.  does this make me strange?  i guess its a cheep habit, so nick can't complain, especially if i get dinner on the table at a reasonable hour.

some of the books i've read lately...

Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Neffeneger - a really good, dark story about twins, a cemetery, and ghosts. i read it strait through.

The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry - set in Salem, Mass, this story was really interesting in the details of Ipswitch lace, and the story was completely turned around at the end with a twist that i never saw coming.

Sarah Addison Allen is an author that I have been enjoying lately, too.  Her stories have a whimsical twist on a normal small town. I really love her writing style. It makes me want to move to the south and open up a candy shop.  The Sugar Queen, Garden Spells, and The Girl Who Chased the Moon.

Right now I am working on a book called the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine  Howe, and The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, which are both very good so-far.