Friday, November 4, 2011

Friend Friday - Books O' Plenty!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've participated in Katy of Modly Chic's Friend Friday posts.  This week's topic is all about books and since I love to read and also love to hear what everyone else is reading, I thought I'd add my two cents.

The book I'm currently reading/perusing is actually a giveaway win from Elle Sees (pop over and check out her fab blog chock full of good stuff)!  It's Design*Sponge at Home, by Grace Bonney.  So far so good, it's got a ton of information.
Thanks again, Elle!

Since I usually blog about what I'm reading after I finish a book, regular readers already know what I've read recently.  Instead I'll touch on some books that I adore and would recommend:

Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn a novel about a family of carnival "freaks".  It's disturbing, upsetting, at times repulsive and heartbreaking.  Yet you absolutely can't put the book down because the characters are so vivid and amazing.  My husband actually lent the book to me when we were dating, otherwise I might never have read it.  Totally worth your time, it's hard to forget.

Any of Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series (I think there are 8 or 10 books in all).  These are for young adults (aka - teen girls) but I enjoyed them immensely. Georgia is a 14 year old English girl who has a 3 year old sister, crazy cat and wacky parents.  The books are written like a diary (sort of a teen Bridget Jones, but I think funnier).  These books are a zip to read and laugh out loud funny between her antics and lingo.  I have every one and each one is perfection.

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant is a novel voiced by Jacob's daughter Dinah (from the Book of Genesis in the Bible).  It's a fascinating glimpse of how life was for women in ancient times.  Love this book!

Bombshell:  The Life and Death of Jean Harlow, by David Stenn.  Pretty much the biography to read if you want to know all about the life and untimely death of Jean Harlow.  It's fascinating.  To think she died at 26 is mind boggling.

Let me know if you decide to read any of these (or if you have read any of them and what you thought about them).  Don't forget to head over to Modly Chic and check out what everyone else is reading! 

Have a great weekend!!


  1. oh such a great collection--makes me want to broaden my reading horizons.

  2. cool selection. I must add that 'the red tent' in my cart in amazon. Looks very interesting.

  3. i am so behind on my reading!!! i have been on the same book for months, haha! the geek love sounds really great, tho!

    What's the next line? Help write the story!

  4. Oh wow 26? I just watched "Gia" last night and she died at 26 too. Such tragic lives the beautiful people lead. How is the Design Sponge book? Love when bloggers get a book!

  5. I loved this week's FBFF--it's so much fun to see what everyone loves to read. I'm definitely adding Geek Love and the Red Tent to my list!


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