Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Nerd

Since I mock Bri for being a math nerd I decided that I need to publicly admit to being a book nerd just to keep her company.  I went back to Barnes & Nobel today to buy her a book.  Jake asked me to pick out a birthday present for her since he didn’t bring enough money yesterday.  I ran into a mom from Lizzy’s class.  We proceeded to talk rave about young adult fiction for an hour.  Her oldest is two years younger than Bri so I was able to recommend some books to her and she told me about some her children enjoyed.  She asked me if I go to any book groups.  I don’t.  I don’t like the typical Oprah picks.  Currently I’m reading a lot of young adult fiction since I want to know what my kids are reading.  She said I should start a young adult book group.

Bri and I are dying to read the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy!  I recently read the new Last Apprentice:  Clash of the Demons, and book 7 in the Ranger Apprentice.  I think it’s time to reread the Bartimaeus Trilogy because I loved it, especially the third book.  It made me cry.  It was about sacrifice, love, friendship, redemption.  Actually if I want to cry Where the Red Fern Grows or Bridge to Terabithia always bring on the waterworks.   Although, honesty compels me to admit that since I’ve had kids even a really touching commercial can cause me to cry.

If you’re more interested in books for adults I love Jhumpa Lahiri.  Unaccustomed Earth was achingly beautiful and The Namesake was wonderful.  And I just finished Game Change which was really good!

2 comments:

Matthew and Rebecca Reeder said...

I just finished Hunger Games and can't wait to get my hands on Catching Fire- I didn't even know a third book is in the works! How exciting-

Anonymous said...

...I know this was posted on my B-day LAST year, but-
-i didn't even read the last book of the hunger games :P

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