There’s nothing in the house for lunch (okay, that’s an exaggeration) so I made a batch of popcorn and a cup of tea and cracked open the latest book I’ve fallen in love with. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of those books that I can’t put down, but yet I don’t want to come to the end. Because I’ve fallen hard for the characters in this book. I first came across this book at Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’? and was initially put off by the title. It sounded too cutesy. But then when I went to the library there it was sitting on the shelf – and who am I to deny destiny. So, I checked it out. And when I think what I might have missed, well it’s just too dreadful to contemplate. It’s written in a series of letters – I know this is nothing new or particularly clever – but the details and the characters are so enchanting you feel like they’ve become your personal friends. Kind of like the people I’ve met through blogging. You instantly like them and then you grow to love some of them.
The other book pictured above is one that I will keep on my shelf. Every once in a while I read a book that I consider a “keeper”. This is one of them. I Am The Messenger is written by the author of The Book Thief which is another wonderful book. I Am The Messenger is a compelling story in and of itself, but it’s the phrasing that made me swoon. “The days and nights come apart. I feel them corroding at the seams.” “I think she ate a salad and some soup. And loneliness. She ate that, too. I liked her.” So, there you go, book review! And if you read either one and hate them feel free to tell me. I can handle it. Maybe. I may fall out of love with you, but I’ll probably still like you!
And you know I can’t pass up magazines either. What’s the deal? It’s a little mini jolt of guilty pleasure to buy a magazine. The Stitch purchase is all Anna’s fault. These two were fun to look through because so many familiar names popped up. And I’ve been contemplating buying a Mixtape or two. Anyone else bought those and are they worth it?