Sunday, January 23, 2011

Why I haven't been blogging....

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activities, the rehearsal dinner, the wedding (GOR-GEEE-OUSE!), a snorkeling trip to Lanai'i, a trip to Iao needle and hanging out at the pool, I've had very little time to blog. Well okay, I've managed to read five (FIVE) books on this trip...the first two I mentioned a couple blog posts ago (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ---awesome! and Mennonite in a Little Black Dress -- refreshing, smart and funny); the following are the three other books I've managed to gorge myself on....seriously, thinking I may not go back to school and just spend my free time reading I miss that!

Would probably not spend the time...laugh out loud in a couple of spots, interesting how she was able to keep her faith and her ideals alive in NYC, but also a little preachy in areas...Mennonite in a Black Dress a funnier look at those from strict religions navigating the modern and less 'restrictive' world where people more often question the decisions of those who have strict rules attached to their faith.
Wow...a voyeuristic look into a seriously sick (in so many ways) family...if you want to feel better about your own mothering skills a good one to read. It's the child's perspective of living with a mother who has Munchhausen by Proxy.

Wuthering Heights with a happier ending; lots of tragic characters, but no one digging up dead bodies to hold their decaying loved ones (I know, I KNOW, I suck as and English major --- tragic love is one thing, but seriously those Bronte sisters are seriously over the top gothic-strange)
Can I say, how much I love (LOVE) my Nook? I finish a book and then browse until I see something that catches my fancy. I have my wish list and based on what I've purchased Barnes and Noble will suggest other books I may like. Each book has a section for customer reviews. For the plane ride home I've downloaded, Bitter is the New Black (need something funny after Reliable Wife) and Never Tell a Lie, a mystery.
I miss reading for fun.
We leave tomorrow and I will slowly add more pictures of our wonderful trip. But before that I'm going to indulge a bit more and read, read, read...the real world will soon rear its demanding head!

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