I grew up in a "reading" home, with floor to ceiling bookshelves in most rooms. And my father never met a bookstore that he didn't like. Muhmoo and Deedoo may have limited our toys but we were given as many books as we could read. (Not that we didn't have toys, we certainly did. We just had massive amounts of books too.)
As a result of my reading childhood, I still enjoy a good book or ten. I am an extremely fast reader thanks to my job which requires that I read massive amounts of reports and news every day, so I get through books at home every other day or so.
You can see where this is going.
Unless I'm sure I'm going to LOVE a book, I don't buy it. Instead, I head to the library. I mean, if I had to buy a book every 2-3 days, I'd go broke!
This is our front door area. Yes, I'm reading (concurrently) all of those books.
So what's on me bookshelf this week?
- Jpod - Douglas Coupland. Have you ever worked for a bone-headed company? Read away.
- Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy. Creepy classic. See, I DO read literature. :)
- Sleep, Pale Sister - Joanne Harris. Saving this for my flight to Denver this weekend. Looks creepy.
- Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination - Helen Fielding. HF is one of my favorite authors. I read Bridgit Jones aloud to my roommate in college and have loved it ever since.
- How I Learned to Cook. A collection of stories from world-famous chefs about their cooking beginnings.
- In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan. I finished the Omnivore's Dilemma last week and knew I needed this book ASAP. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." What a motto!
- The Sign - Raymond Khoury. Khoury writes great pseudo-historical thrillers.
- Housetraining for Dummies - Susam McCullough. We're thinking about adopting a puppy. I'm doing my homework.
- ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual - Bruce Fogle. Ditto above.
- Lofts, Living in Space - Orianna Banks. I'm dabbling in interior design. I need some decorating ideas, STAT!
- The Art of Interior Design - Suzanne Woloszynska. Ditto.
Do you have a suggestion for a book to read? I'm open to anything, fiction or non!