7.05.2013

Reading and Tweeting

I've been reading like crazy lately. Amazing how that happens when you stop blogging for a month! When I really love a book, I talk and tweet about it. Some of the author's have actually been replying to me lately. I love it! 

Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order by Sarah Colonna I loved this book! I thought it was the best of the Chelsea Lately authors, and I've read them all. Sarah seems like someone I would have hung out with as a teen and twenty-something. She writes like she speaks, which is very similar to how I talk, so it felt like an old friend was telling me stories. I loved reading about her ridiculous dating adventures, her heartbreak, and her struggles while trying to become a comic. I'm so happy she's successful. She deserves it! 

 


I recommend following her on Twitter. She's hilarious and interacts a lot.


That's a true story. I'm an idiot.

Chanel Bonfire: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless This memoir was so unbelievable, I couldn't put it down because I had to see what crazy stuff Wendy's mother did next. It's really very heartbreaking and hard to imagine growing up in such an unstable environment, but she paints the picture well. Mental illness affects so much more than just the person suffering from it. This was a quick, well written book that stayed with me for weeks after I finished it.



Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell I couldn't put this book down either! Eleanor was amazing, especially for the life she was living both in and outside of high school. Park was charming and caring and adorable and I would have died to have him as my first boyfriend. I fell in love with them as they were falling in love with each other. I seriously had butterflies in my stomach and giant tears streaming down my face as I finished this book in my closet at 2:00 am! I don't recommend a lot of YA, but I definitely suggest this one. I can't wait to read Rainbow's other two books.



To see what else I've read click here or visit me on Goodreads.
I'm linking up for Book Club Friday!

13 comments:

Misty said...

I need to add all of these to my list. I keep telling myself I can't buy anymore books until I finish what I have. For real this time! You know how that goes though. I just can't stop buying books.



jennie said...

That is so cool that you've gotten to interact with ALL three of the authors!! Twitter is just the best! And I'm putting all three of these on my list, so thanks!!

Karen M. Peterson said...

These all sound so good. More to add to my ever-growing list!

I love when the authors interact. It's awesome that they are normal people.

Mrs. Jones said...

So glad you shared! I'm adding Eleanor & Park to my "to read" list now!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

that is too cool to have author interaction!! i'm adding these to my reading list now...holy crap I might need glasses at the end of this year from reading so much

Christianna said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed Eleanor and Park, I had to DNF it, but I'm glad that other people like it and I adore Rainbow.

Connie Weiss said...

So....I should be prepared to be up half the night reading Eleanor and Park? Thanks for the review!

Jen said...

I need to get back into reading. I was just saying today that I need to go check out the library.

thenerdykatie said...

I want to read Eleanor and Park!

I love authors that interact with you, it makes me feel all sorts of warm fuzzies :)

Thanks for linking up!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Of course all of us who love to read love to find books that are bloody great.........

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I've been on a great book tear myself. I love when I get into a groove.

Jo said...

Nothing like reading a great book!

Janie E. said...

Sarah Colonna is absolutely hilarious. I have been wanting to read her book, but just haven't gotten around to it (and both of Heather's, and Ross', and Josh's!)

I've heard lots of good things about Rainbow Rowell's books :)