Friday, July 10, 2009

i heart books and Friday Flickr Faves!

I love reading, especially novels.  After the birth of my daughter Olivia 3 years ago, I put down novels and picked up magazines...short, sweet and lots of pictures!  Except for  the Twilight series (do they count as  novels?), I havent read anything but Domino and Lucky!  
Determined to read something this summer, I rummaged through my bookshelves where I have lots of novels I've picked up at my local library sales and garage sales and tried to find something.  I decided upon The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold since I had read in Entertainment Weekly that it was being made into a movie.  So far, it is dark and as the mother of a 3 year old girl, a bit scary.  Im thinking I might switch to something uplifting.  After seeing Brooke Shields speech for Michael Jackson, I want to read The Little Prince again...so pretty.
I'm also considering The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.  

I would love to hear your suggestions for summer books!  

Below are my Friday Flickr Faves.  If you are familiar with flickr, then you have certainly seen the heart/book/bokeh images which have become cliche, but what's not to love?  




10 comments:

Meg said...

Every Summer I re-read the Chronicles of Narnia. I have all of the stories together in one large book. Not exactly adult literature, but I like them. :)

amanda said...

oh these photos are all great. i tend to go back to reading the books i read from when i was younger. somehow i cant get over roald dahl. i could read each of his books 10 times and never get bored. i like the imagination part of it. danny the champion of the world is great. or witches.

maçã said...

Yes, like Meg said, if you want something light, Chronicles of Narnia are just perfect, I love wen I read them. One of the best books of my last summers was " Shadow of Wind", from Carlos Ruiz Zafon. If you read it, tell me what you think :)

mkendall said...

I just finished The Glass Castle and it was wonderful. My favorite book I've read so far this year has definitely been The Time Traveler's Wife. I also really loved Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Clown Girl. I've been reading a lot this year after a long hiatus.

catherine_sr. said...

What a fantastic collection of Flickr faves! I re-read the Little House series every once in a while... it's deceptively simple, but Laura Ingalls Wilder really dealt with a lot of complex themes, especially about the conflict between Native Americans and white settlers and women's roles in 19th century frontier America. A great series for summer reading, I think.

Sara Hopp Harper said...

Oh, how I miss Domino! ...sigh...
I haven't been able to sit and read much lately either, but I love the short stories of Alice Munroe.

I read the Kite Runner a while ago- it was really really good. But totally devastating at the same time.

elle moss said...

thank you for the suggestions!

Morgan, I have 'the time travelers wife'...maybe i will replace 'the lovely bones' with that one.

Sara, oh how i miss Domino too!

Read Narnia series and lots of Roald Dahl, but want something a bit more 'grown up'! Though i love childrens books very much :)

Diana said...

I would recommend The Sweetness of the Bottom of the Pie. It's such a charming book. I also loved the Glass Castle. It's funny and a bit heartbreaking but leaves you feeling so good in the end.

elle moss said...

thanks, Diana. I will check it out!

simply blogged said...

Gorgeous collection. I have been neglecting my books this summer. We have such long winters that I read all winter and now I am just enjoying the sun.

Thanks for including me.