Being the book slut that I am, I cannot choose just one, but here are some books worth reading:
Anything by Dr. Seuss- Keeping my inner child alive, I routinely re-read my copies of What Was I Scared Of? and There’s A Wocket in My Pocket. I will forever be entertained by reading aloud Oh Say Can You Say, and will always remember the good Dr.’s advice,
“You oughta be thankful a whole heaping lot, for the people and places you’re lucky you’re not.”
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey- A beautifully written book with a very original storyline, I was absorbed in it immediately. Sadly, the 2 following trilogies did NOT live up to the first, but I bought them all anyway. The main character Phedra is a mirror reflection of my inner masochist and the quote, “Love as thou wilt” has become my mantra.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo-Read during the short time in which I was an over-achiever, this book made an excellent book report read in 8th grade. If you can ignore the excessive mention of French places that no longer exist, you will come to see this is truly an epic story of the human spirit.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry- In agreeance with my fellow blogger BrainRants, I say this is a great book. I read it because my favorite uncle made me watch the movie when I was 9 and I hated it. He had always said it was the greatest book ever, so I said to myself, “Self, I must read that book someday.” When I did, I was pleasantly surprised to realize I wanted to read it again. And again. I believe Mr. McMurtry was thinking of the male species when he wrote, “You don’t get excited about nothin’ except biscuits. Biscuits and whores.”
Save Karyn by Karyn Bosnak- A delightful bio that chronicles the travesties of credit card debt and the desire for designer shoes. One of the first women to become successful at what is now called internet pan-handling. I’ve been tempted to do this very thing.
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Check out what was read in 2013.