Monday, September 13, 2010

My Favorite Book

Oh, how I love to read! I used to stay up late, devouring books until I couldn't keep my eyes open. During my years of insomnia, there were always several books on my nightstand waiting to be picked up at 3 am, and my trips to the bookstore couldn't even keep up the pace.

Then I had kids.

Alas, in 2003 my free time allocated for pleasure reading disappeared. If I did find time to read, it's usually a parenting topic.....

But if I am answering trivia questions about myself, I list Sophie Kinsella as my favorite author. Most people know her for the Shopaholic series, which is fabulous and I love dearly, although please know the movie was not at all representative of the book. (I am so excited that Mini Shopaholic is coming out on the 21st BTW.)

But the best Kinsella books are actually the non-Becky ones... Yes, Becky can be a tad self-absorbed and unaware, but Kinsella's other heroines are real life, this-could-really-happen gals. My two favorites are Can You Keep a Secret? and The Undomestic Goddess. If you haven't read them, you simply must.

If you are local and wish to borrow, just let me know! I'd also love to know what your favorite books are- comment below please.

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon referral links.


Stephanie said...

I have a ton of favorite books because I love to read, but I adore the Time Traveler's WIfe. Not the movie. They ruined the book and made it confusing. But, I love a good book that in the end, makes you want to run out and tell everyone about it.
I also read a ton of James Patterson and it amazes me that I still am surprised at the end of every book! He gets me every time!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

I used to LOVE to read! Would stay up late at night, finish books in record speed! Hmm... Being a working mom makes it hard to have ANY hobbies, right?

I'm gonna put these on my list - they both sound good. I've read some shopaholic books, but neither of these. OR!! Better yet... let's get together and I'll borrow 'em! :)

sprinkles said...

OMG, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sophie Kinsella!!! I had no idea about the Mini Shopoholic book coming out so thank you! Not that I can buy it but maybe one day...