Monday, July 13, 2009

(fairly) recent reads

Finished Jen Lancaster's Pretty in Plaid. Did not fail to please... but I think I've read too many Jen books because her humor didn't seem as outrageous to me in this book... maybe because it focused on a younger and less snappy period of her life and temperment, but I fear that I'm becoming used to her attitude. No worries because today she requested to FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. I think I've arrived ;)

Finished Lydia Peelle's Reasons For and Advantages of
Breathing. This was a pre-release read, but I encourage you all to take a look when it comes out on the 21st. She's a beautiful new writer from Nashville who has a way of capturing both the
spirit of nature and humanity. These are
short stories, which I don't normally turn to, but I promise this are easily-digested and not at all prosaic-- will not dissapoint.

It's not as silly as it sounds, but I also finished Phyllis Reynold's Naylor's Intensely Alice. I've been reading this series since childhood and feel like Alice is part friend, part sister, and part me. I don't expect many of you will pick up this book, just being
honest in my sharing :)

Bon reading :)


  1. Hmm I've been wanting to read "Pretty in Plaid."
    Thanks for following :)

  2. that's great when you connect so much with a book! i am almost finished with Isabelle and Amy, and trying to slow down the reading to savor it before the end! it's gotten really good... and since I started the book I learned she is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer... :)