... the kids are in bed. Don't wake them they've had ice cream ~ with sprinkles ~ before bed. Seriously, waking them could cause them to stay up for hours with a sugar high and I want to enjoy this glass of Cab-Sov and dark chocolate snack in peace.

A few posts ago I mentioned finishing a 700+ page book and many wanted to know what it was ... Songs in Ordinary Time. Now don't get me wrong, I am sure it is a great book for many but for me ~ not so much. Just personal preference I guess.

Since then I have spent a few hours by the kiddy pool reading The Choice and really liked the easy read. I do have to say I would have enjoyed a bit more 'detail' when the two main characters finally 'had their moment' aka 1st love scene but none the less a joyful read.

I am already 70 pages into the next book on my list The Pillars of the Earth (brace yourselves 971 pages!) and find myself not wanting to put the book down. With two under 10 there is no way I'll get that luxury so I suspect this will be my final summer read.

What are you reading?
18 Responses
  1. Migraine Mom Says:

    I just started "The Kite Runner" and I fear this will be my last summer read too...Work starts back up in one week from Monday...why did summer go so fast?

  2. Tiffany Says:

    Must you ask? The 4th and final book of the Twilight series is released tomorrow (or really Saturday) at midnight.

    I got my hands on the first 300 pages through a friend today, but no time to dig into it.

    But this, this read will be bitterweet, knowing its the last.

  3. I haven't read a Ken Follett in a long time. Maybe it's time to get back in the saddle. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Breanne Says:

    Umm - I am just finishing Mary Higgans Clark book 'Heard that song before". I read these every couple of years over and I am amazed I always forget the ending.

  5. Insane Mama Says:

    Shhh tiffany, I am only on the first book!
    Finally reading Twilight
    Summer reads so far? 66days adrift,
    running with scissors, sail, and a memoir book with a strange title.

  6. Ann Says:

    I'm at the end of A New Earth and want to get started on Pillars.
    But Tiffany has us all excited about Twilights latest! AHHHH!!

  7. Just finished a book this morning (see blog). Need to figure out which one on my pile I'll read next!

  8. Caroline Says:

    Oh gosh...wish I was reading! I need to find that good book to wrap myself in! My Mom is reading "Pillars" and loving it!

  9. Heather Says:

    Yep, I'm about to enter vampville once again and be lost for a good 24 hours straight.

  10. Octamom Says:

    almost through Blue Like Jazz--it's been a great, compelling read--

  11. Aunt Julie Says:

    I read Songs in Ordinary Time...It's totally worth the hundreds of pages--a great read! I haven't read Pillars of the Earth, but I'ma gonna check it out.

  12. my2boyz Says:

    You have a award waiting for you on my blog!! I am not reading a book right now!

  13. I just finished Mercy by Jodi Picoult. Very good. Now I am reading The Deep End of the Ocean by ...hmm, can't remember and I am too lazy to get up to look. Ha!

  14. Octamom Says:

    Two rows of teeth?? Two rows?? Oh, yea, baby, you'll not only be helping with the yacht payments, you may also be helping out with the boat slip at the yacht club!

    Thanks for your comments over at my 'place'! I'm enjoying following your adventures!

  15. I'm browsing through a book on southern cocktails right now but and getting ready to begin the 4th book of the Twilight series also.

  16. Rhea Says:

    I've heard the Pillars of the Earth is an awesome book/series. I think I need to check it out.

    I'm about to go buy the fouth Twilight series book. That's a totally amazing series.

  17. Teri Says:

    I read "Widow of the South." Loved it. I've been trying to get through several other books at the same time, but I am actually needing to finish "Twilight of the Gods" by Nietzsche before classes begin again. Yep, philosophy stuff, but really cool.

  18. Aunt Julie Says:

    Are you the type of reader who quits mid-book when one you're reading doesn't agree with you? My Hubby is. We have books all over the house with bookmarks. He always says he's going to get back to them, but he never does. If you'd like a good read (a GREAT read, I think!), try Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. It's the best novel I've read in a long, long time. BTW, Uncle Lynn is being pretty generous, and is hosting another Great Pop'rs Giveaway, so come on by!