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Happy New Year

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.


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Gaps in Posting

Sometimes I don’t blog as often as I should, because it’s embarassing. I mean, obviously I read lots of YA and ridiculous books, but I am really on a kick and now knowing that my boss is potentially reading this… Oy. So, my strategy is to just post these next three books quickly and move on. I swear I am reading something with depth next (I am already halfway done!). And then, well – probably back to the emabarassing YA vampire goodness.


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My name is Erica. I read a lot. I read really, really quickly. I don’t know how, I just do. Yes, I comprehend everything. No, you can’t time me and I don’t know how to teach you.

I have been known to read cereal boxes, and I don’t have a favorite book. I will read everything from awful vampire teenage chick lit to books on starting your own coffee shop. I don’t love sci-fi.

I want to see how many books I ACTUALLY read. I may start a separate project where I just list other books I have read, but that’s more of a vanity thing. Actually, this whole blog is a vanity thing, but I think Frank (my sweet boyfriend) really wants to see what would happen if I started a blog.

So, I will post when I read something new. Maybe comment? You should comment too! I have a fragile ego and need to know people read what I write.

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