Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Library Loot, my TBR Pile and what's outside my kitchen window

If you want to see what's Outside My Kitchen window take a peak here at my Big Backyard Blog.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva from a Striped Armchair, and Marg at the Adventures of an Intrepid Reader, that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

This is how my TBR pile rolls....

....the library calls and tells me that I have an overdue book and I can't renew it because it is on a waiting list. Can I please bring it in?
(I'm on the library board, so it's kind of embarrassing)

So I say, Of course I can bring it in. After I read it! So, it moves to the top of my TBR list.
It is, Lisa Scottoline's "Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog". (my original due date was April 9th--I just kept "re" checking it out).

My daughter in law, who arrived at my house on 3rd of June, late afternoon, just in time for her younger sisters high school graduation, and left my house for a cousin's wedding in Minnesota on June 8th, happened to read this book, which was sitting in among other library books that are also over due (although none so overdue as this one). She enjoyed the book very much. She enjoys all Scottoline's books. But Sadie is 25 and this book, this " Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog," is written by a 50ish Scottoline whom I can so relate to.

I'm LOVING this book. It's a book of essays from her column, or inspired by her column, in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Chick Wit". I can identify with so many things she is talking about, such as squeezing myself into Spanx and noticing things have been pushed up and moved around to where it's just not natural and The first clue that she had forgotten her bra was the running. ( Seriously, running without a bra is dangerous. I can attest to that, having almost knocked myself out one time. )

But my favorite so far...I'm only on page that "A movie theater is the Switzerland of the diet world" and "all movie candy has one portion size: 2 hours".

I love the movies. I love going to the movies. I love having popcorn and raisinettes at the movies, or milkduds (sometimes Good and Plentys or Red Vines), and now I am so glad to know that "A movie theater is the Switzerland of the diet world". (sigh)

I love Lisa Scottoline.

So, for my Library Loot this week, I'm going to go with "Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog". I "re" looted.

Okay, I did check out two more this week.

One is "Saints Preserve us" Everything you need to know about every Saint you'll ever need, by Sean Kelly and Rosemary Rogers. ( I saw it on CBS's Sunday Morning, and it looked interesting )

and the other one is "One Mississippi" by Mark Childress.
because it is compared to Pat Conroy's writing as well as a couple other great southern writers.
and that is my Library Loot for this weekAnd just for the fun of it, check out this blog I found..  Debbie's Garden  (no, not me), she has a post called "what's in your cookbook".  Love the post and I love her blog too.


Stephanie said...

I love the title of the Lisa Scottoline book, and I'm sure many women can empathize. ;-) I am intrigued by One Mississippi -- I've never heard of this author, but I do have a weakness for Southern fiction. Enjoy!

Lisa Scottoline said...

Thanks for the great review! You made my day!!! Much love, L xoxox

bermudaonion said...

Nice loot! A friend of mine said the Scottoline book is really cute! One Mississippi is in my TBR pile.

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