Books to the Sky

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ― Arnold Lobel

I’ve Got Your Number, Remember Me?, and Wedding Night: A Novel

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Sometimes you’re in the mood to read a specific genre and other times you’re in the mood to read a specific author.  That was the case for me this last month. I wanted a Sophie Kinsella book, in other words something light, funny, and clever. I have four of her books which I’ve read multiple times and loaned them out to friends. (The Undomestic Goddess, Twenties Girl, Shopaholic, and Can You Keep A Secret?) Bearing that in mind I went to the library website and was pleased to have three books at my fingertips, ready to read. It’s too bad that what I ended up with was very much a three bears scenario, with only one being just right. Read the rest of this entry »

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Take The Monkeys And Run

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Barbara Marr is a woman who adores movies, is a mother of three girls, and is married to her true love who happens to look like George Clooney. She lives in a nice, friendly neighborhood, as long as you don’t count the mysterious house next door, which Barbara has dubbed the House of Many Bones. All was well right up until a few days ago when her husband Howard moved out without any warning. Now Barbara is sneaking around her yard barefoot in the middle of a freezing night with live monkeys in her trees.

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Happy(ish)

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Jane Pearson is a single thirty five year old just trying to get through life. She has (mis)adventures in dating, an eccentric family, loyal friends, and a 24 year old goldfish. She is quirky and finds herself in odd situations where there is no way to save face. And I find myself giggling about her life randomly throughout the days following reading Happy(ish).

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I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats

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Several years ago my computer died painfully in a run in with trojans and a nasty worm, taking all of my bookmarks with it and scattering them to the four winds. Since my memory is like Swiss cheese most of my favorite sites didn’t make it to the new computer. One of those was a blog I followed written by Francesco Marciuliano and his then wife. It was funny and irreverent, as was his comic strip, Medium Large. And I remember being amazed that this was the same person that wrote for the comic strip Sally ForthRead the rest of this entry »

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How to Prevent Unicorns from Stealing Your Car

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Finally, advice that is useful! Although I knew they love pink things, I had no idea how much unicorns love anything with wheels. Fortunately, the title story in this collection is chock full of useful ways to prevent unicorn hostilities. No bragging, no holy water, and no putting the car on the roof of the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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