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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Library Loot: Jan. 21-27

Well, now that I have started the writing phase of my senior project I no longer have to read a whole bunch of chick lit! I'm so tired of chick lit! I think I got way too many books this week. Plus, I ordered some!

Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah: A teacher of mine reccommended this book to al of his classes last year. I have big blogging plans for this one! Ah, will have to blame the blog improvement project for that one!

Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned From Judy Blume edited by Jennifer O'Connell: This is one of the books I found by randomly browsing in the nonfiction section. It will go towards the Year of Reading Dangerously since it is nonfiction and is not a biography or memoir.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: I'm kind of scared of this one and not sure if I will actually read it or not. I have heard great things about it though and I will as least give it a try.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks: I checked out the movie of this last week but didn't get to watch it, probably for good reason too. I try to stay away from movies made from books unless most people say the movie is fantastic.

...plus the three others that will be coming in soon and the few books I still have out from last week!

6 comments:

samantha.1020 said...

I loved The Notebook! One of my all-time favorite books and movies :)

Meg89 said...

The Notebook is actually a really good, romantic movie--one of those that doesn't feel contrived in the way so many recent rom-coms have (With the exception of Definitely, Maybe, which I enjoyed immensely). I haven't read the book, so I can't tell you whether they are similar or not, but I'm not a huge fan of Sparks. I'm not sure why not, but I've never really loved anything he's written.

Jeska said...

The Pillars of the Earth is next in my stack! Well, one of my stacks, anyway.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I've had Pillars of the Earth on my shelves for a good year now. Still haven't tackled it. I think I'm afraid of the time commitment...then again, people seem to either love it or hate it...no in between. I'll be interested to hear what your take is!

Erika Lynn said...

Thanks for posting your library loot because I had never heard of Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume and now I really want to read it!

Eva said...

That Judy Blume book sounds cute. :) And Pullars of the Earth is fun!! As for The Notebook...I think it's one of those rare instances when the movie is actually better than the book.