I have decided that what I really want for my birthday is a super good book to read.
I want to lay in bed all day and read it while drinking hot chocolate. I want it to be a book that is so absorbing that I can't stop reading. The problem is, I read so much, I am having a hard time finding books I like, plus I am picky about what books I'll read. I like them to be in first person, memoir or at least sound like a memoir. Alice Hoffman is the only author that I like who writes in the third person.
Here's a few books I have really liked, any suggestions to help me find the perfect birthday reading? Time Traveler's Wife, Running with Scissors, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, Memoirs of a Geisha , The Dogs of Babel, anything by David Sedaris or Alice Hoffman.
What I also want for my Birthday: a makeover from Clinton and Stacey (but only if I don't have to cut my hair), I want my studio to be re-done by magical little elves so that I can wake up and have it all organized and perfect, I want to have an on/off button for my inner nag so I can shut her up and allow me to relax now and then, I want to hug that panda cub, I want my future self to come visit me and tell me how it all works out so I can stop worrying about the future, I want a doggie stroller for Toby.
I realize some of these might be easier to achieve than others. Oh and I want to find that perfect book so I can stay in bed and read all day when I turn 31 on Dec 17th.
I think I am really craving a book like Lovely Bones, or Time Traveler's Wife or Dogs of Babel. Moody but wiht a sense of magic.
I'm picky aren't I?! LOL!
I love to read too, but I am picky too.
Not that I am a nag or anything! :)
I could go on and on-LOL!! These are just what I've read in the past 6 months.
Anything by Barbara Kingsolver
The Virgin Blue or The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Stolen Lives (autobiography)
Anything by Sue Monk Kidd
Little Alters Everywhere by they Ya-Ya sisterhood author (I liked this one best)
And, my most favorite of all is the Outlander Series (first book by same title) by Diana Gabaldon. These books are time travel back into Scotland during the time of the Battle of Culendon and present day but can't remember where the main character, Claire, is from. Anyway, they are books you can't put down. While reading these, I even started speaking with a scottish accent in my dreams! They are completely absorbing.
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