Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Falling behind, but filling out

I know, I know, I have been totally MIA for months. I hate that, but I totally have the best excuse ever.

I found out I was pregnant about two days after the last post.


So there was a lot of adjusting to do, as well as a secret to keep. And by the time I was ready to let the world know my secret, we had moved into our new home and had no internet at all. It's been killing me slowly.

The bad news for my reading is that 1. I've been way too busy and 2. the first three months, even reading made me totally ill. So I've read about 3 books since the last time I updated. Lame. And it puts me way way way behind.

I read "It" by Stephen King. I don't know that I would recommend it. I don't understand the necessity of his numerous allusions to body parts and functions and his constant references to anything sexual at all. It's really kind of disgusting and distracting to the plot for me. It was an ok book, but I will never read it again. And for all the animal lovers out there, I would definitely NOT recommend it. It had a scene in it that kind of scarred me for life.

I also bought and read a book called "Escape." If you are in to autobiographies, I TOTALLY recommend it. It's a bout a woman who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon cult. It's harrowing, really, and makes you really want to do something about it to save these poor children. Honestly, it's hard to believe that all of this happened in the United States no later than the 80's. It's genuinely fascinating and heartfelt and very truthful.

I started a book called Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. It is fine, although.... sometimes I really think that I could have written it myself. The plot isn't complicated and, really, moves along pretty slowly. I'm hoping that I can breeze through it.

If anyone is still reading, do you have any suggestions for good reads under 200 pages in length? I'm going to have to cut some Shakespeare or else there is no way I will finish this list in a year.