Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Books I Can't Wait To Read Part 2

Today is my sister Lori's birthday! Happy Happy Lori!

AND!! Kid #2 turns 18 months!

18 MONTHS!! Wow. A lot can happen in 18 months. For instance Kid #2 learned to crawl, walk, talk, eat and scream in that short amount of time. And boy can he scream. In fact he practices every day. He enters each room with a scream and a smile.

It's a good thing he's cute.

So... with a bunch of holidays dotting the calendar this month I've decided to give the gift of book recommendations! Aren't you excited?!


1. Matched by Ally Condie
Now I know y'all have heard about this book. I mean, who hasn't? And, yes, it's definitely worth it. All that hype. All those days of waiting. It's finally out so go get it!

2. Jane
by April Lindner
A modern remake of Jane Eyre? For real? Yes, please!
Haven't read it yet but it's on my Christmas list. And I've been good. So...

3. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Another one on the list. Can't wait to read it! Love the cover!

4. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Yes. It's totally on the list. And!! The author has blue hair!
Tangent alert: Once when I was at the mall with Kid #1 she turned to me and said, "Mom, that girl has blue hair." And I said, "yes, she does."
Then Kid #1 said, "but why does she have blue hair?" And I said, "because she likes blue hair." And Kid #1 said, "okay." And that was that. But secretly I wanted to say, "because blue hair is cool."
(It wasn't Stephanie Perkins BTW)

And now I must go and eat cake, because that's what you do when someone you know turns a new number.

OH! And go check out the new look over at the Apocalypsies blog!


  1. I'm going to give you an early bday present and recommend an artist you NEED to discover: Caro Emerald. My fave song is "That Man". She is Dutch and she has the whole American 20's Speak Easy sultry sound down...you would like. Kind of like Squirrel Nut Zippers, but more spunky.

  2. I really adored REVOLUTION. Best book I've read in a long, long time. Also loved AATFK. It was so cute. Love the boy in it. :)

    You'll have to let us know how JANE is - it keeps catching my eye at the bookstore, but I haven't bought it. Maybe I'll get it for Xmas!

  3. Judi- Thanks! Sounds cool.

    Miranda- I can't wait! I will definitely post a review once I'm done!

  4. I've read Jane and Anna and the French Kiss and they're both fantastic! Enjoy!! :-)