Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I may come to regret this...

So for those of you who don't know... on October 5th, Matt and I will have been dating for 5 years!! So in celebration i am traveling to MCO (Orlando). I decided that I needed a new dress for such an occasion. I almost bought these teal high heel pointed shoes that perfecting matched the teal in my dress but alas they did not have my ( to my mother's great relief). So i bought some black ones (to my mother's anxiousness). I felt oh so stylist and glam but I'll keep you updated if I break my ankle the first 5 mins. I hope I don't come to regret this, but oh I feel so much like Rori

Below is a near replica of my shoes


Jennifer Marie said...

How fascinating!
I bet you were totally red carpet "what's hot" list!
mom didn't fancy the teal pointed heels? well why on earth not!? :)
Really I can't wait to see pictures, I have been so excited for you today!!

Anonymous said...

congrats. I think for 5 years I have to start getting you anniversary gifts or something like a gift card to chilis or a nice plate. But I didnt.Woops have to wait til the 10 year. haha.

Pointed shoes. If I could find a man to love me for my muddy bare feet I should be very happy indeed. I went to a peace rally the other day to observe the war protestors. It was very comical. A mini wood stock if you will. Now you are caught up on my not so exciting life.

Thesis is a self inflicted ulcer and I will be glad to be done with it. Formatting review next week then I can breathe until finals.