a new book

So in absence of my Janet Evanovich novels, my step-dad gave me several mystery/thriller books to enjoy. I started with Karin Slaughter’s Blindsighted. It wasn’t bad. I’m not sure if it was the fact that I am partial towards writing in the first person sense or the fact that it had multiple stories going on that made it slow for me to get into, however, once I did, it was good. It’s quite a difference going from quirky-thriller to blood-and-guts-thriller.

I used to be a huge fan of Lawrence Block and his Matthew Scudder mysteries. A favorite being, The Devil Knows You’re Dead. However, I think too much seriousness was beginning to take it’s toll and I switched gears to funny autobiographies and fluff books like Baby Proof by Emily Griffin. I think those books are good for the soul, you know? Like a trashy romance novel.

Lately, Claire has been hooked on Suess. She requests Hop on Pop or The Cat in the Hat pretty much every night. I recently reintroduced Baily Goes Camping by Kevin Henke and I even read from my original copy from when I was 3. It includes some drawings by yours truly. Claire will say, “Mama, you drew that? I like the nose and eyes.” That’s a pretty huge compliment coming from Claire, master artiste.

Speaking of drawings, Carly drew in Mom’s first wedding album with crayon. Nothing like a memory of a lifetime. And there’s that red crayon…

Anyways, back to books. I do enjoy to read. It’s a guilty pleasure. In March the 4th installment of The Spellman Files will be out and I am super looking forward to that. In high school I wouldn’t have been caught dead reading for pleasure. At least not in the later years. Who woulda thunk it?

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Posted on January 28, 2010, in Cassie. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Carl Hiaasen. Carl Hiaasen….good stuff…..

    So is Dr. Seuss. Just don’t tell Claire that I skip a page or three when I read her books when she’s going down for a nap, OK?

  2. I’ve been reading Altar of Eden by James Rollins. It has been a while since I’ve read a truly escapist piece of fiction. Not bad as a page-turner. I like that it’s based in the New Orleans bayou. Wish the characters were a little deeper, but Rollins (also a veterinarian) uses a lot of scientific, genetic, and zoological background in the story. It’s not chick-lit, but the main character is a woman. It’s not all crashes and explosions. I’m only half way through it, though.

  3. Laynie’s favorite book when she was 3 was Tumble Bumble (http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/manvswild/manvswild.html) Mine too. It has a great rhythm to it, like Dr. Seuss, my all time favorite. We read it so often, that after a few months, her and I could recite it without the book. We’re big Seuss fans – Green Eggs and Ham being #1. Laynie loves a good Horton story. And these 2 collections have lots to choose from: http://www.amazon.com/Yertle-Turtle-Other-Stories-Seuss/dp/0394800877/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264878035&sr=1-23 and http://www.amazon.com/Hatful-Seuss-Five-Favorite-Stories/dp/0679883886/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264878035&sr=1-16

    As for you, I don’t know that we have the same tastes, but I received this book http://www.amazon.com/Idiot-Girls-Action-Adventure-Club-Magnificent/dp/0375760911/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264878186&sr=1-1 for Christmas in a gift exchange and it was truly entertaining. She has a lot of books – I’m planning to pick up a few more. Want to borrow this one?

  4. Oops the first link was wrong. Here is the real one http://www.amazon.com/Tumble-Bumble-Felicia-Bond/dp/0064435857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264878279&sr=1-1

    (for explanation, my nephew, now 6, is totally a Bear Grylls in the making and I was passing this belief on to my sister-in-law, who totally agrees)

  5. So Mom and Daughter have great taste in books!

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