What is it about having 30 new books to read that makes me feel safe and happy? If I could sit in my sunroom with books piled high and know that I would never run out of things to read, I would be a happy monkey. At least I try to buy them at a discount. It’s rare that I pay full price for a book. Is that bad? Is that cheating the author out of some hard earned money? I hope not. But in the interest of doing my part to promote nifty books, herewith are some on my shelf right now:
At the urging of the raven haired angel who masquerades as a stay at home mom, I bought “Eat, Pray, Love” (One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia) by Elizabeth Gilbert. Oh! It is soooo good, y’all! I am still in the Italy part of the book but want to go there right now! It makes me miss La (well, that’s not totally true. I miss La all the time but it stirs up my desire to have gone on that trip she and I talked about. I’m so glad she got to experience Italy. I know I will, too.) . Anyway, Elizabeth Gilbert is not only my better-writin’ twin, but a really interesting person. I’m looking forward to her travels in India and Indonesia and what spiritual nuggets she finds while there. Thanks, Ami, for the nudging to read it. I love this book.
Finally bought The DaVinci Code (by Dan Brown) and am probably the last person on earth to read it. I kept getting it out from the library and reading parts and then taking it back (on time, thankyouverymuch!). Finally it came out in paperback so I bought it and will actually finish it too! (Maybe even before I see the movie!) I also want to read “Angels and Demons” which was his earlier novel. (Adds that to list of books to read in the future.)
Third book I am currently reading (and yes, I am actually reading these all concurrently!) is Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper” It’s the story of a young girl who was brought into this world to save her sister – literally. The older daughter has a severe form of leukemia and the mother and father genetically create a child who can be the donor for whatever the older sister needs to stay alive. The book looks at what rights the younger daughter has to decide if she wants to be a donor for her sister, whose life hinges on that decision. Well drawn out characters, good plot – just a really interesting story. I recommend this one for a good read.
Now, if you are a book spaz like me, here are a few recommendations on where to get your books:
* Zooba: Oh! I love this place! LOVE IT! All the books are $9.95 (includes shipping!) and you create a list of ones you want and each month, they send it to you! And you can get almost all the bestsellers there too. I adore this site. You can also order any time you want, as well and the price is always $9.95. This is a deal, yo.
* Bookins – this is a cool bookswapping service. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks interesting. Here’s what the site says about it:
Bookins is a free and revolutionary book-trading website for folks who love to read. Instead of letting books collect dust on a shelf, use Bookins to exchange them for books you want. Our patent-pending system arranges for continuous trading amongst a large number of book-lovers. You’ll get unlimited exchanges all from the comfort and safety of your own home.
I think it looks cool and will get around to joining soon. Heaven knows I have enough books of my own to start my own store (with a focus on woo-woo stuff, of course).
Anyway, Duty returned late last night from Denver so perhaps I shall go wake him now. Have a luffly Saturday!!