Monday, June 14, 2010

Books you can't put down

I have that Trio song from the VW commercial stuck in my head today, which is funny because I associate that song with boredom and I certainly haven't been bored. But that's neither here nor there as far as today's post goes. Today's post involves reading, lots and lots of reading.

For years now, my sister and I have signed off our emails with "I love you like..." and then add something that we love, usually silly and expansive, but sometimes simple like her sign off today. "I love you like a warm cup of tea and a 'can't put it down' book." Don't you love a good book? Saturday, my head was pounding with another headache, so I stayed in the dark most of the day and watched a movie. Sunday, still feeling lazy from the day before, I stayed in bed...well, ON the bed, and read a book. All. Day. Long. What am I reading? White Noise by Don DeLillo. I'll be honest, I picked it up because of The Airborne Toxic Event connection. It's got problems. I find the dialog a bit ridiculous and pretentious at times, especially from the children, but damn if it didn't suck me in. I kept changing positions, trying to get comfortable, and ended up reading nearly the entire novel. I finally forced myself out into the living room and kitchen when the siren's call of avocados (mmm, guacamole) was too much.

What are you reading? What have you read lately that you couldn't put down? Lord knows I don't need more books, but I love to hear what others are reading so I know what to get next. Tell me what to read next! I'm almost done with this and Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter is on deck, but I can easily be distracted if you've got a good suggestion.


Ellen Bloom said...

I just finished reading "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. Well written book about civil rights in the South from an interesting perspective!

I'll loan it to you if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

I just finished Last Night in Twisted River, John Irving. It was great, but I love John Irving's style. A lot of people at work read The Help and everyone loved it. I think I'll grab that one next.
Now I'm reading Heat Wave, by Richard Castle! It's just too much fun because I love that show.
happy page turning!