Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Reading Rainbow

So for the past 2 months or so I've been on this reading frenzy. Bored of playing solitaire or reading the latest gossip rag on my commute to and from work, I discovered this mini library that some of my coworkers started. A book club if you will. The first book I read was The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

It was a fun trashy read. It's being made into a movie and Meryl Streep plays Miranda Priestly! I can't wait.

Next I read High Maintenence by Jennifer Belle.

This book I didn't enjoy as much. Yes it was trashy, but it started off very slow. I didn't really get into it until about half way through.

Next was Running In Heels by British author Anna Maxted.

(What can I say I dig trashy chick books...). This I highly enjoyed and was eager to read everyday to see how the protoganist dealt w/ her eating disorder and all that was associated w/ it.

So after finishing these 3 I wanted something a bit different. My coworker suggested I read Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides, in fact she gave me her copy.

This is from the same author who wrote The Virgin Suicides, which I adored. Needless to say I am loving this book. Loving! I am about half way done w/ it, but already it's twisted story has sucked me in.

So my question to you is any good books out there you recommend?

I have also started reading Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman.

Some people on the PNS Explosion's blog recommended this book. When I heard the title I just about died, as it fits me to a "t". Honestly I have never been at one w/ my finances so as we are about to embark a move (more on that later) I figure now is a good time as any. It's a wonderful resource and I am learning so much about things I never even cared about before. Still not done w/ it but here's hoping I can take some of her advice and run with it.

So as I mentioned above, we are about to embark on a move. Yes a move. We have to move. Our landlord's ex-wife's elderly mother (that's a mouthful isn't it?) will be moving into our apartment so they can care for her. While it sucks, I understand it's family...but this is kind of a blessing in disguise as we have been wanting to move ever since our mouse problem worsened. We have until July 1st but I'd much rather move by June 1st as to not have to deal w/ a hot summer move. If all goes according to plan we'll be moving within the same neighborhood, as we love it so much. Wish us luck! Moving's a bitch...and the packing...ugh...don't get me started.



Vertigos said...

A friend of mine lent me the devil wears prada...i loved it! If I had a boss like that i would shoot her! gol!

espelina said...

First of all, "Reading Rainbow" : LOL
I meant to ask you what you were reading the last time we saw each other on the train (the yellow book). Now that I know, I'll have to read that one. I loved Middlesex, it pulls you in. Right now, I'm reading Lucky by Alice Sebold. She also wrote, The Lovely Bones. I recommend both of them. I started reading a book called Fat Girl but it made me hungry so I stopped. (lol) I want to finish it though. I need to read the Suze Orman book...
OH! The Glass Castle is good too. Si quieres te lo presto.

Cracked Chancla said...

well, i've been getting quite a few comp copies from publishers lately. i started reading a chicklit book that would not be something i would usually pick up but i began reading the first page and before i knew it i had completed the first chapter and so i just kept going. i'm almost done with it. the title escapes me now, something salsa goddess. its okay, nothing extraordinary.

Rata de dos patas said...

Didn't know you liked chick-lit!, The only one I remember in that vein is "Gonzales and Daughter Trucking co.", which is good. For fun reads, let me suggest "Oh The Glory of it All" and "Superstud" which are more in the Sedaris vein. Right now Im reading "Manhunt" about the Lincoln killer. Very interesting.

Good luck on your move. Let me know if you need help. I might be moving soon too. We shall have parties to trash our places before we leave. Oh wait, the deposit.. nevermind!... he, he.