Thursday, August 11, 2011

Off My Nightstand

I've been lucky enough to have some extra reading time lately, and I've really enjoyed the last few books I've finished. A major feat was finishing the 1400+ pages of The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, the fifth book in the Outlander series.
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I just love these books, and each one is longer than the next ... but I never really seem to notice and am always a little sad to finish another one. If you are unfamiliar with this series, you should do yourself a favor and read the first one, Outlander. It's a historical romance series, but so much more than that ... mythical time travel mixes with 1700's Scotland. Kind of hard to describe without them sounding cheesy, so just trust me and read them. You won't be disappointed.

After such a long book, I wanted something easy to plow through, so I checked out Tana French's Faithful Place from the library. I only had seven days to read it, but I plowed through it in five. 400 pages is nothing after you've finished 1400+.
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This was a really good book, a quick murder mystery that had a decent twist at the ending. I love her character development and how she doesn't give away everything directly at the beginning. I read In The Woods by her a couple years ago and LOVED it.

After Faithful Place, I cranked through Tina Fey's Bossypants on my Kindle.
Yes. Amazon. Again.

If you're a fan of Tina Fey (and a woman), you should read this book. She has such a great attitude, funny and self-deprecating, and it was fun to read about her experiences getting onto SNL, the whole Sarah Palin look-alike deal, and starting 30 Rock. I've been a fan of hers for a long time, and it turns out we have a lot of things in common, so I really enjoyed this. I say that you should be a woman to read it because she talks about a lot of woman-stuff ... pregnancy, motherhood, breast feeding, periods ... it's all in there, and well-written about and hilarious if you are a woman. I tried to read some of these lines out loud to Dear, and he just grunted. I think it's lost on men, but I was laughing out loud throughout this book.

Some friends are loaning me a few more books coming up, so I'll keep up the recommendations. For those of you who are anti-Kindle, let me put it this way: I will never give up reading books, I love the feel of turning a page too much. But I love my Kindle. L-O-V-E. For a 1400+ page book like The Fiery Cross, it was AMAZING, and it's really easy to read while I eat my lunch because it frees up both of my hands. So I will happily continue to read printed books ... and I will happily continue to read books on my Kindle. So there.

1 comment:

  1. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Outlander series. A friend gave me the first two books. And I loved the Tana French book.