Saturday, August 9, 2014

Whew. Here I am!

Wow. Okay. It's been almost two months since I posted. Sheesh. Summer is busy and blogging is NOT  happening. But I have been reading...kind of. I've been listening a lot more than reading but I feel like I'm still maintaining a literary life. :)

For my reading pleasure, I finished a few books...not anything overly stellar. I'm still waiting for that!
Out of Bounds by Dawn Ryder. I signed on to do an erotica review and well, I'm just not that into you. Sorry, erotica genre. You will have to go. I tried. I really tried.

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson. This was fun. Read it for my book club. It made me extremely hungry! Love my foodie memoirs.

Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert. HUGE Little House of the Prairie fan so I obviously loved reading this one.

Coreygography by Corey Feldman. He was not my favorite Corey. I'm Team Haim all the way but this memoir opened my eyes up to him as a person and now I feel much differently towards. Very smart, well put together memoir about the realities of being a child star.

For my listening pleasure, I've been a bit busier.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. WOW! How amazing this was. So spooky, so thrilling. Really hard to get out of my car while listening to this! Highly recommended.

Reality Boy by A.S. King
This was a sad tale of a very dysfunctional family. Narrator was right on but it was not a fun listen. I ended up hating just about everyone in there.

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
I've listened to her books before and they have always had amazing narrators. This was a downer of a book but really well told and written.

Telling it like it is by Tori Spelling
I had to do it. It was a quick listen narrated by her and it was super dramatic and over the top but pretty fun to listen to.

Fun literary news. I met Hilary Clinton last month at a book signing. Bought at copy of her book Hard Choices and got it autographed. Very fun. Very memorable event. :)

I am not saying yes to reviewing any books this summer or maybe early fall, just trying to enjoy what I have.

Hope all is well with all of you!

Happy reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Hey sweetie!!

I've been audioing lots this summer too. I like that you've been doing nonfiction. Corey and Melissa sound like winners.

Happy August.

Anonymous said...

I have The Winter People, Love Life and Prairie Tale on my kindle, yet unread. I'm not into erotica either, that's just not my style.
i just finished reading The Dead will Tell by Linda Castillo and though not my fave by her, a solid read. Her Last Breath was very good.
Have a good week, hope to see you blogging more come Fall :)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Sometimes a blog break is a good thing! You've certainly had a good book month.

Cheryl said...

I knew you'd like Winter People! Best Jennifer McMahon book yet.

Marce said...

I can't keep up with blogging anymore either but definitely do not want to give it up.

I want to read Winter People also.

I am glad audio books really worked for you.

Hope you had a fun filled summer.

Ryan said...

Nice to see you checking in! I took an almost four month break last year, so I get it. Enjoy it!

Lisa said...

Welcome back! So jealous that you got to meet Hilary! What an interesting woman.