i’ve been READING!

Hey, finally, a little bit of book news. I read Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and The Summons by John Grisham over the weekend. I am waaaay behind in reading but I always hope that summer will improve that (though maybe not, if I’m in Italy). I really enjoyed Practical Magic — it was almost nothing like the movie, though I did end up picturing Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as the main characters. It was a good book for me to read at this time, too, because it reminded me of a few things – the intensity of the characters’ feelings was, well, a little bit instructive. And the language was lovely. My books page has been updated to reflect all of this.

Grisham, of course, remains the “literary equivalent to crack cocaine,” (thanks to Richard from “Caroline in the City”). Couldn’t put it down, but that was a nice change.

Tonight I had the group meeting, and spent faaaar too much time at the library in the company of this kid I just want to kill. Then, somewhat happily, I went to get a bite with two other people from my group, and that was fun and unexpectedly sociable of me. Woo-hoo.

New Daily Show tonight. I give it a 3.5/5 – funny, but not heart-stoppingly funny (though I did laugh out loud at least once).

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to i’ve been READING!

  1. minnaleigh says:

    Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

    I really liked that book. I read it after hearing about the movie and then was disappointed by the movie itself. It’s been a while- I’m thinking I should reread the book.

    Have you read anything else by her?

  2. minnaleigh says:

    Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

    I really liked that book. I read it after hearing about the movie and then was disappointed by the movie itself. It’s been a while- I’m thinking I should reread the book.

    Have you read anything else by her?

  3. phillyexpat says:

    I like Alice Hoffman a lot, especially The River King.

  4. kepkanation says:

    I haven’t read anything else by Alice Hoffman yet, but I found a copy of Here on Earth lurking on my bookshelf tonight, so I think that will be my next read. Have you read anything else/do you have recommendations?

  5. kepkanation says:

    Ooo, yay, a rec! Thanks! I will look it up in the library this week; I think I’m starting with Here on Earth, since I apparently own it.

  6. minnaleigh says:

    Have you read anything else/do you have recommendations?

    No, I’ve always meant to check out some of her other books and haven’t managed it yet. I’ll be interested to hear about Here on Earth.

  7. simplelyric says:

    I’m not sure that I even knew about the existence of a Practical Magic book (although I’ve heard about the new planned television series). Maybe I’ll check that out.

    Grisham, of course, remains the “literary equivalent to crack cocaine,” (thanks to Richard from “Caroline in the City”).

    Heh! I’d forgotten about that. Usually anymore when I think of TV references, I think of how Michael on Now and Again loved Grisham and repeatedly asked for more of his — and any other — books. Anyway, I probably mentioned this in one of my previous mini-tirades, but I didn’t end up enjoying The Summons much. Still, I’m hoping the newest Grisham release will please me more since it goes back to the setting of A Time to Kill.

    Oh, and I just finished a book that I thought you might like. It’s My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr.

  8. kepkanation says:

    It’s My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr

    Oo, that does look interesting. I just requested it from interlibrary loan.

    The Summons wasn’t my favorite Grisham, either — I missed the actual “legal thriller” part of it, I think. I may need to catch up on the few that I’ve missed recently. I don’t know if I’m remembering this correctly or not, but did you like Runaway Jury?

  9. simplelyric says:

    I don’t know if I’m remembering this correctly or not, but did you like Runaway Jury?

    Yes, I liked it quite a bit. It’s one of the only books — or possibly just the only — among his more recent publications that I’ve truly enjoyed. (The movie version was decent, too. ::shrugs::)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s