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Friday, May 11, 2007

Reading Machine

Even though I do teach summer courses (they started on Wednesday), summer is generally a more relaxed time of year for me and I have a lighter schedule. So, I get to do more of my favorite things: read and run (the second one can only be done either early in the morning or late in the evening though -- summer gets HOT here -- and that leaves a lot of daylight for reading). For the past week, I have been diving back into reading like Paris Hilton into a martini -- I've been thirsty for it.

Currently, I am LOVING "The Other Boleyn Girl"! I'm only about halfway through, but it's so good I just want to lay in bed and read all day (hey, I don't have class today, so I just might do that!). Normally, I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction, but this is fantastic -- go out and read it.

Also, I just finished Jen Lancaster's new book "Bright Lights, Big Ass" (you can find Jen's books and blog here) and I laughed myself into spasms. Seriously? Some of her stuff is so funny, that my husband asked to hear some of what was so funny. Especially for those of you living in Chicago, you'll want to read this book (she lives there and some of her antics detail stories about living in the city).

I do plan to run this evening -- if I can part with my book for that length of time!

9 comments:

teacherwoman said...

It's nice to know that there are runners out there that share the same interest in reading as me! I love to read, but haven't have much time to pleasure read this past year with graduate school. I am going to start picking that back up again, here soon. Please share more books as you read them! I love looking for a new read!

Crash Landon said...

That book is sooooo good. Another good summer read is "How to make love like a XXX star" by the girls of Vivid. The prose is outstanding, the imagery stupendous and the juxtaposition of characters makes it a must-read. I highly recommend it. You keep running girl.

Neese said...

I like to know of the good ones too, so when I do get the time i'm not wondering which to get, keep the suggestions coming! Maybe you could start a list of your summer 07 favorites on your sidebar?

Jess said...

Crash: Do you mena "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" by Jenna Jameson? Cuz, yeah, I read that too. 2 years ago.

runliarun said...

Thank you for stopping by. I am elated you liked my race report. Reading is one of my favorite things to do - always. And writing. Running, I am afraid, lags far behind. It is strange to train for a marathon and not enjoy it.

Firefly's Running said...

How cool!

Colleen said...

I too love Phillipe Gregory's historical fiction! Plus, that book totally made me more interested in "Tutors" on Showtime. Love me some Jonathan R. Myers.

brunettechicagogal said...

REALLY! I must check out Bright Lights, Big Ass! Thanks for the tip.

J~Mom said...

Add me to the runner/reader list! Thanks for the new titles!!