It’s not that I have abandoned the blog. I haven’t. It’s that I truly haven’t read anything. I primarily read on the subway, and between vacation and being sick, I either haven’t been on the subway, or have fallen fast asleep on my commute. I am currently starting “Getting Things Done” and am halfway through about 2 or 3 other books. This is unusual for me – I usually pick one and stick with it, but it’s just been that kind of month. For the sake of a post and blog integrity, I have a book-related story for my loyal readers!
When asked for ideas for a Chanuka present, my sister decided she wanted a bunch of books that I recommend. She gave me an idea of what she liked and gave me free reign. The following is the bunch that I got her. These are by no means my favorite, and very loosely based on what she said she liked. It’s pretty much books I either read recently and enjoyed, or books that have always made me laugh. And Shusterman because I became obsessed.
- The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club – Laurie Notaro
- The Widow of the South – Robert Hicks
- Everlost – Neal Shusterman
- Unwind – Neal Shusterman
- Downsiders – Neal Shusterman
- The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
- The Spellman Files – Lisa Lutz
- The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
- The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
Interestingly, I think only the Shusterman books have been blogged about here. The others I really, really dig. Buying books for another person is a little weird. It feels revealing. I think its a little like the lost art of making a mix tape.