Monday, March 2, 2009

Books, books and more books!

I have SOOOO many books on my TBR read shelf, it is getting out of control.

Like I mentioned in my last post I haven't been able to sit down and read lately and it's been bugging me because I really want to! I think I know a couple of the reasons why. 1.) The last time I was really into a book was when I was reading all four of the Twilight books (I read them right in a row) and 2.) I'm not really at a comfort place in my "home" yet. Once I move into a place by myself it might change and 3.) The past four months have been one of the hardest times in my life. With the store closing, running into my ex, breaking it off again with my ex, moving in with a roommate for the first time in four years and dealing with unemployment (ugh), it's been rough! That leaves little room in my stressed head to focus on a book!

Things are definitely looking up though. It's all happened at once for me and I couldn't be more grateful! I got a new job and started seeing an awesome new guy - which is still going amazing!

Little off the subject but today we were texting (which we are usually doing all day, we're both texting machines!) and we had plans to watch movies tonight... here's how our conversation went...

Me: I know we're watching movies tonight but there's a show I really want to watch at 7...I don't suppose you watch the Bachelor? haha!

Him: Lol, we can watch it. You pick what to eat though.

Me: Wow, a guy that will watch the Bachelor with me, I think you're a keeper! :)

Him: :) I think you might be too

Me: I might be?! Lol ;)

Him: I'm pretty sure I caught a "might" in your text, lol

Me: Lol

Cute or is that a little gag-inducing? I'm really enjoying spending time with him, I hope it works out!!!

Anyway, back to my original subject...

Jodi Picoult's new book, Handle with Care is due to come out tomorrow and I've been super excited for it. Then I remembered that one of the Walmarts out here puts books out early all the time. I have no idea how they make that mistake because I'm pretty sure that is a big deal and they're not supposed to do it, but it's fine with me! I'm impatient!

So today, I run out there to check and see if it's there annnnnd, there it is! YES!! :)

Another book to add to my TBR shelf!!

Now for my dilemma, I hate being in the middle of more than one book and right now I'm currently in the middle of THREE and about to pick up a FOURTH!

I have had American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld on hold at the library for months after Brandy's recommendation to read it. Since it is so requested it is only a two week rental so I kind of need to get it done.

Should I put JP's new book on hold to finish American Wife or should I go ahead and start the fourth book?

Keep in mind I start my new job tomorrow...


Lesli said...

Not's cute. Young love!!!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

He is definitely a keeper! My ex would have been such an asshole about watching this show!

Amber said...

That is super cute, not gag-inducing at all.

Good luck on your new job!!

Shoshanah said...

I hate starting new books before I finish one. Not that you need a suggestion, but have you read The Host yet? I think I liked it more than Twilight

Amber said...

I got The Host for Christmas and it's still on that overflowing TBR shelf... I can't wait to read it! :)

Anonymous said...

Finish "American Wife" before starting the new book. I get so confused when I read two novels at once and start to mix up characters and plots.
Usually when I read two at a time, one is a business book and the other is a novel.

Anonymous said...

Super cute. Made me giggle and it wasn't even me having the conversation.

Michelle said...

Aw!!! As for the books, I have to finish a book before starting another. I get them all confused if I don't.