Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Reads

I picked these two up today when I ran to Wal-mart to get some snacks for work. I saw the preview for Eat, Pray, Love on Youtube and it looks like it's gonna be a good movie. Naturally, I wanted to read the book first. I love Julia Roberts and the filming locations are an added plus.

My cousin Libbey recommended the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (HBO's TrueBlood is based on these books, which I have not seen.) I ran over to the library to check out the first book but it was already out. I have this bad thing about waiting for books. If I want to read a book, I want to read it now and not put my name down on a waiting list. That's why I usually end up reading two or three books at a time. Oh well, what's another few books to add to my collection?

1 comment:

  1. I *can* read multiple books at a time (I would never have made it through my bachelor's studies without being able to do so), but I'm a pretty monogamous reader. I've heard good things about "Eat, Pray, Love" and I'm vaguely aware of the Sookie series. Didn't realize it was the basis for the TV show "TrueLove," though--which I've not seen.

    My personal reading habit tends to be that I'll go on a buying binge (frequently at Half Price Books), and stock up on all kinds of things only to decide when it's time to start a new book that I don't have anything I'm in the mood to begin reading. Sometimes I pick something that looks short/light to tide me over; sometimes inspiration will strike from somewhere else.

    For instance, while you and the rest of the world were watching the series finale of "Lost," I was watching the Brooks & Dunn tribute special on CBS Sunday night. Back in April, I'd found a hardcover copy of a novel they'd co-written for a couple bucks. It seemed like the appropriate time to finally get around to reading that. It's not great, but it's amusing enough and the pace is good. Kinda reminds me of Richard Belzer's "I Am Not a Cop!" novel.


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