Monday, April 16, 2012

I'm a fool for books.

 Here are a couple more books I've read lately:

Seven is one of my new favorites.  If you want to be challenged to consume less and rid your life of excess this book is for you.  I love the real-time writing style. It is serious and challenging while at the same time being witty and fun.  I'm in love with this book.  My husband - not so much, mostly because now I want to give away everything we own and adopt 12 orphans.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a wonderful book.  I did not think I was smart enough to read a book about cells and science and stuff, but guess what?  I actually like it.  And I feel smarter.

If you like sentences like, "A soap bubble, skin of light and water and space suspended in sphere,"  then this book is for you.  I don't have time to try and figure out what that is supposed to mean.  The only reason I did not throw this book across the room is because it's been all hyped up by people that I respect and the idea is good.  I will never take the common practice of  using an article before a noun for granted again.

That's all for Monday, folks.  Happy reading!


Wa Wa Waughs said...

LOL! I am reading 1000 gifts right now and there are some really neat parts but you are right. Some of it is just like poetry and hard to figure out what the poet means.

Thanks for the heads up on the other ones. Summer is my time to read "other" books!

Ryan and Katie said...

Thanks for the reviews. Id like to check out the first one, im reading the immortal and im so glad someone else doesnt like the third book. I havent read it but thats how her blog is and im not a huge fan.

Alyssa said...

LOVED 7!! Matt had a similar reaction as Andy. But I LOVE it!!

Gena said...

Ok, I have 7 but I need to know what happens to all of your books once you read them. I think I should be finding things on my doorstep. On a topic change, I have noticed that I have seen less and less of you since you went to that Friends of the Library book sale. I think we need a coffee date soon.