I was checking out my list of books that I want to read on Goodreads today, and I'm shocked to see that my "to-read" list now has 176 books! I should explain: anytime I see a book that I remotely think I would be interested in, I add it to the list. After all, clicking is free (hooray for clicking!) and if I don't add it, I WILL want to read it later and won't be able to remember it!
I just finished up "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris. As example, that one's been in the queue for two years! OH MY GOD what a funny book! I haven't laughed like that while reading in a long time. Since I work alone, I'll often read a book while I eat my lunch. It took me almost two weeks of lunch to get through that one, but I didn't mind. It was funny in a way that I wanted to savor it's humor instead of digesting it quickly and calling it a day. The descriptions of his family members are bizarre, and the recounting of his life in Paris, struggling to speak French are hilarious. I went and added the guy's whole catalog to the list. I'm famous for that as well; once I find an author I really like I'll bone up on their books.
Surprisingly, I have not yet gotten Jennifer Weiner's latest, "Fly Away Home". I think I'll make that the first book I download on the e-reader that Brian got me for Christmas. I know....it's August and I'm way behind. The people that know me best (and read this blog!) are certainly not surprised!