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

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sigh Forevermore Ladies : Part II

This blog is the continuation of "Chapstick in the Laundry: The Worst Day of Your Life"

This blog was supposed to be titled "Sigh No More Ladies".
Implying that the hitherto chapstick heartbreak had been solved.
But as you see the title is "Sigh Forevermore Ladies."

I was very tempted to skip this blog and ask my two blog reader to forget that I had ever said the word "chapstick" that I had ever used chapstick, that I have ever loved chapstick.

But I will face this pain in true literary style.
Here is my adaptation to "Sigh no more, Ladies" By W. Shakespeare

Sigh Forevermore , Ladies, Sigh Forevermore
Women were deceived ever,
One hand on the heart and one on the lips
But to one thing constant ever
Then sigh so,
But let Chapstick go,
And be you chapped but bonny,
Converting all your woes,
Into. Hey Nonny Nonny

Apply no more glosses, apply no mo,
or sticks so rich and minty
The fraud of them was ever so,
Since first wash is too high a levy
Then sigh so,
But let Chapstick go,
And be you chapped but bonny,
Converting all your woes,
Into. Hey Nonny Nonny

Worst of all, It ended in a fiasco of bubbles and Matt's work pants are still stained. Sigh