Friday, September 11, 2009

Reading and Rating

Okay, I've been out of it for awhile. I apologize, I really do. Life has been a little crazy and I'm tired (as usual), and I just haven't had the energy to blog. Poo.

One of the things that has taken up my time though, is:


I love to read and I've read a lot of books this year. I just finished up with 'Wicked', can't see how it could possibly be a fun, cheery musical but whatever. I also re-read some of the Twilight books because they make me happy. I read the 'Uglies' series, and also the 'Fablehaven' series (which was probably my favorite thing I read this whole year). And 'The Candy Shop Wars', which was excellent (by Brandon Mull of Fablehaven as well). Throw in there 'Atonement' and this one book a lady at church let me borrow that was really good but I can't remember the name; and I re-read the last Harry Potter book too. I think there's a few more, but thats about all I can think of right now.

So do you see a sort of trend with the books I read? They're all pretty much teenager books. And they're all teenager books because I really honest-to-goodness wish books had rating systems. Hooey does some of that stuff sneak up on you! Even teenage stuff can have garbage in it, but it was a lot worse in the "adult" books I read. And I'm not reading trashy love novels where you'd expect that kind of stuff, I'm reading about the Wicked Witch of the West, why so much sex people?! And even though for the most part the story was really interesting, sheesh why does the author have to be so dang graphic? I mean you can go places and not have to go that far.

Don't judge me that I still read the whole thing, even though it made me squirm with uncomfortable-ness. Uncomfortability? Uncomfortabull? (I know thats not a real word. Shutty.)


  1. So as the "library lady" at our school, I can see what you like. Try "The Looking Glass Wars" it will be right down your alley

  2. I finished one about a hard core addict who cleaned up his life. That's how I roll.

    Oh, and I didn't include Clooney because he's only 49.

  3. I always read self help and church books. unless I'm in the hospital...I read mindless smut novels. Trust me, it doesn't make you squirm with people coming in and out of the room!

    I know...I'm going to hell...

  4. I've missed you! I know how you feel about books. And I read the Uglies but never made it through the rest of the series. The wait at the library was ridiculous!

    Have you read any Barbara Kingsolver or Amy Tan? They are 2 authors who write grown up books without being disgustingly graphic.

  5. Funny, Sometimes they can be pretty steamy, I say enjoy!!!!!

  6. Hey, I was just wondering where you had been! Glad you are still enjoying yourself, though. I read Wicked through, just because I have a problem where I can't put the book down. But I don't recommend it to anyone. (Same for the last of the Twilight books.) I just started reading the Uglies series! I'm totally soaked into it. Most of the time, though, I find I am reading books about pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding. I never thought I would spend so much time on non-fiction books as I do now!

  7. i read two of the uglies this year... and like Rachel couldn't finish the series.

    also just finished book one of fablehaven! loved it.

    can you believe I've only read one harry potter book :)

    I want to read "time travelers wife" and also finish up fablehaven.

    I MISS YOU!!!!

    I hope you are doing well. you are worrying me!


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