What are you reading?

imageI read before I walked, I swear.  I come from a long line of female thespians.  I read The Lingburgh Kidnapping when I was 8…. Wifey when I was 12.  I also know for a fact my sister would covertly tear out the last page of Agatha Christie or hide the latest VC Andrews “Flowers in the Attic” paperback…Kindle has wrecked reading.  Convenient yes, but you can’t trade kindles with your besties….and when the battery goes low…and a kindle is tricky on the beach.  I love books…spilling coffee on them. folding the right corner down to save your page, falling asleep mod chapter….and books are like Linus’s blankie to me.  Winter hibernation is good reading time.  I need to build up my reading list…so go ahead and leave a comment with some recommendations.  I will tell yoi the following authors should be your new best friends:  Fannie Flagg, Richard Russo, Elin Hildebrand, Annie Proulx, Wally Lamb, Carrie Fischer and Nora Ephron.  So give me something with some teeth- a good laugh, an interesting plot and not-married sex.  And if you ever want to peruse my little library, my bookshelf is your bookshelf…

About mermaidmom9https://mermaidmomdotblog.wordpress.comI am me. A middleaged mom on the way dark side of 45 with four kids - 3 are "adulttoddlers" and one STILL in high school....I feel like I have been in high school forever. Anyways, I am almost married to the absolute love of my life and he tolerates the dogs, the kids and my rambling well. Sometimes I think it's because he has earbuds in. Anyhow, in the throes of a midlife crisis, which is basically, I don't want to be anything but independently wealthy and swinging in a hammock on some tropical island I own....and dodging hot flashes- which are definitely not the same as the Caribbean sun...here I am. And here you are if you found me. Welcome to my world.

One thought on “What are you reading?

  1. I LOVE anything written by Annie Lamott! Her words are like comfort food and make me feel like I had a secret best friend when I was little who followed me around invisibly and wrote down all the details of my life so so could read later why I grew up so confused and neurotic! Reading her books and listening to her podcasts is like free therapy!!!!
    Her best of course, is Operating Instructions, written about the first year of single motherhand in the most honest way possible!

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