Thursday, January 31, 2008

I need help

There has been a serious lack of reading done around the Fluttering Butterflies-home. Unless of course, you count the numerous times a day I read this, which I don't. But if you've got kids, this one is a winner. Of course speaking of children's books, check out the latest post over at Books Lists Life detailing the 100 books every child should read. How many have you read?! (sadly, I've only read 37, but there are so many more from the list that I always meant to read!) There is a possibility that I will emerge from my warm cocoon tomorrow and face the severe weather (snow and blizzards, oh my!) to try my luck in the children's department of the library to tick some others off my list. Possibly. It would force me to humiliate myself and check any books out on my 2 year old son's library card because Mama's library card has too many unpaid fines. We'll see.

I don't actually remember the last book I finished. That's incredibly sad. I'm not sure I've finished anything since before Christmas. Sure, I've thumbed through certain books, started others. I'll be sort of telling you about one particular book another time, but I think it deserves a post of its own. And as excited as I was to hear that Garth Nix has new books coming out (thanks for the heads-up, Shadowfalcon!) I think 2010 is a very long time to wait.

So, please. Help me out. Recommend something good for me to read. I'm in the mood for something sort of light. I like reading anything, really - young adult, chick lit, scifi/fantasy. Throw me a bone people, honestly.

One last thing, did I mention I have a new project? Which involves me reading this book, which just happened to be delivered this evening? I'm quite excited about it, really. And strangely nervous about it. But don't get sidetracked.. what book must I read immediately?


  1. You should read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I read it a couple months ago.. It was really good. I couldn't put it down. I think I finished it in 2 days(had to put it down long enough to sleep..)

  2. Three books I've read and enjoyed recently are Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach.

    On Chesil Beach was probably the one I liked most out of all of them but they were all well worth the time.

    My fave chick lits from last year were Dorothy Koomson's My Best Friend's Girl which literally had me in tears from the first chapter and Emily Giffin's Something Blue. Great women's fiction!

  3. Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine - in the running for the Waterstone's Childrens book prize and I want it to win. It's fab.
    Silence of the Grave (that Caroline has reviewed on her book blog).
    The Casson Family books by Hillary McKay, they have to have at least one of them in the library.

    Good luck with the UK test book, I have been flicking through it at work and learning things myself (as with many things, there's stuff in there that you'll only ever need to know for the test).


    PS: Creme Eggs rock! (I just bought some more! shhhh....)

  4. I really don't like recommending books unless I feel I really know a person. But I suppose I will break my own "rule" and say if you are looking for something light, try a book by Mary Kay Andrews. Fun!

  5. I'm reading the new Thrusday Next Book by Jasper Fforde, not sure if you like them but the first is the Eyre Affair and very funny.

    Something you have to read? that question is so hard urm..Making History by Stephen Fry is brilliant, a good laugh and easy read.

  6. I recommend Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins. It's one of the more recent Newbery winners and it was so freaking good. It's light, yet with much depth and feeling, YA, and wonderful.


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