Monday, February 27, 2012

Code Name Verity

I'm not sure which one is the U.S. cover. Basically it's the story of two women who get shot down over France - one is a special agent for England and the other is the pilot. It's about friendship. There are SS officers and torture and apparently it will cause a lot of crying, so it's not a light read, but there is humor and lightness in it. The reviews on Goodreads are pretty compelling. It also makes me curious about Wein's other work - anyone read her stuff?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Happiness Project

Have any of you read The Happiness Project? One of my favorite book reviewing bloggers reviewed it today, and whenever she raves so much about a book, it makes me really want to read it. It was already on my 'to read' shelf on goodreads, but now I'd love to read it sooner. Perhaps we could read it together after Make the Bread, Buy the Butter? What do you guys think?

I really like the concept of finding happiness without going on some grand trip of self-discovery. I've always felt that we should be able to be happy in our every day lives.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bake the Bread, Buy the Butter

Hello Friends!

I went ahead and bought Jennifer Reese's book when I was buying some other stuff on Amazon. Also because I'm bad like that. It was $15 and free shipping so . . . yeah. What do you guys think of doing that book next? I know we're all done (Except Peter? Peter, come in Peter. This is Mission Control.) with Bossypants and remembered that we all liked the sound of BTB. But no worries if people don't like the idea, I wanted to buy it anyway. It has a recipe for making your own almond butter and storebought that stuff ain't cheap. Plus a bagel recipe she says is better than NY bagels. I need to try it.

I think a cookbook could be a fun one, especially if folks get into trying the recipes. I'm sad we don't live closer, it would be fun to have cooking and discussion nights!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Am I a weirdo?

Reading is coming along fine. I'm well ahead of Lisa's schedule, but I've stalled a bit on the 30 Rock chapter.

So, what's up with 30 Rock? Everyone loves it. It wins lots of awards. And, I just don't like it. Paul and I were hearing so many good things about it that we gave it a try a year or so ago. We really gave it a try, too. Normally, we give a show about four episodes before we decide it's not worth watching. We gave 30 Rock six or seven. Finally, we turned to each other and both said, "You know, it's really not funny." I think the premise is good. The actors are mostly good (although I just don't understand Tracy Morgan). I really feel like I should enjoy it.

Anyone with me? Or am I really a weirdo? (If so, at least Paul is a weirdo with me! Ha.)