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Monday, January 08, 2007

Another new year

Like all of us, I make resolutions and never keep them. Not even usually for a day. I'm that bad. My resolutions this year? Simple. Drink. More. Water. Sounds easy enough. But me? Nah, I go the OTHER way. Hardly drinking ANY water all week. Why do I do that? I'm gonna work on it though....no...really, I will.
My other resolution was to read 26 books this year. I go on book binges. I will read and read and read and then not pick up a book for 6 months. I am currently in the middle of one of my reading orgies. My mom gave me 3 books for Christmas:

The first is One More Day by Mitch Albom. I have never read one of his books before and really enjoyed it. I like the rhythm of his writing. It was a quick read and kept my attention...which can be hard to do.

I am a Nicholas Sparks freak of a fan. I have read everything he has written (except for the book he wrote with his brother Three Weeks with My Brother, which for some reason does not interest me in the slightest)
I loved this one. It stuck with me, weighed heavy on me for days. My heart ACHED as I read it. Yes, I love sad books. Happy movies. Sad books. Don't know why. Read this. Cry your eyes out.
The third book my mom gave me was the sequel to his last book, True Believer which I did not really enjoy. It was called At First Sight. This was an improvement from True Believer but left me just feeling low.

After I plowed through those books in just days and knowing I couldn't afford to go out and buy all the books I wanted, I did something I haven't done since I was in school. I went to the public library and borrowed books. Funny how this has never occured to me before. I got 6 books to read to satisfy my insatiable reading hunger. So far I have devoured Shopgirl by Steve Martin, which entertained and intregued me but I found a little distasteful in some ways. But I liked it because it gave me a glimpse into a life so different from my own. I just finished Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. This was was very good too. Not as quick paced and captivating as the other one, but I liked it enough to borrow Tuesdays with Morrie which I will be reading soon.
I am on the hunt to find new authors. I don't like to read anything scary or usually mysterious, nothing too heavy. I love chic-lit as Carly dubs it, but am interested in other stuff too. What are your favorite authors? What are your favorite novels and must reads??


Mimi said...

I like the new look. But I had to search for how to leave a comment.

I have a hard time with the water thing too. But when I do it I notice how much better I look and feel. But the constant peeing is annoying!

Catch said...

I am in a reading frenzy myself right now...but I like the scary ones....Im getting ready to read Iris Johansen's new book ( On The Run). I also like Fern Micheals, Barbara Delinsky, and Ann Rule.

Ginny said...

I am in a book club at work and we are reading Like Dandelion Dust. I am halfway through and I like it. The author has an easy style of writing. Much easier than the other stuff we've read.

QueenieCarly said...

I just love reading people's posts about books! I go through phases too. It's almost cyclical. I'll read a ton and then I'll have a month long dry spell. I'm always looking for new titles, though. Thanks for sharing.

And I can't see any of your links. They're all white on the white of the page making them invisible. Just FYI.

Gingers Mom said...

Thanks for your input on the new template. SOme of you had some trouble, I hope it is better now??

Mimi - if only water tasted like a Starbuck's Mocha. Mmm...

Catch - I have never read any of those authors. Scary books give me nightmares. I could never even read Nancy Drew as a kid. LOL

Ginny - thanks for the recommendation. I may look that one up.

Carly - I love your posts about books too. I get alot of my reading suggestions from you.

Dr.John said...

I'll read anything with a dragon in it .

QueenieCarly said...

You did it! I can see the links! Good job.

Pattie said...

I shall have to check out some Mitch Albom books sometime.
Wally Lamb has written a number of books I enjoyed. Jodi Piccoult is also very good. My favorite book of all time was "Life of Pi"...a very interesting read, with a surprising twist.

Gingers Mom said...

Pattie - queeniecarly recommended Jodi Piccoult to me as well. I guess I'll have to check her out. Life of Pi....I'll go look at that now. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, too bad. Three weeks with my Brother turned out to be a very good book. Good luck drinking more water. That was my resolution as well. I thought it would be really simple, but I am off to a lousy start.