Goooood morning! Happy Monday!
Wondering why I'm in such a good mood? Are you really? You should know the answer to that...
I'm off work this week. And next week. I'm off work indefinitely until I decide I want to go back. (we all know I will probably work as much as I can after I have been lazy for two weeks)
Ok, I'll stop because if I were you I would want to hit me right now. I'm not bragging. I swear! :)
One thing I do plan to try and do a lot of while off work is read. Last night I finished There's Cake in my Future by Kim Gruenenfelder. A few years ago I read her first novel, A Total Waste Of Makeup and loved it. When I saw that she had a new chick lit novel coming out I knew I would want to read it, then when I saw the cover I knew I had to read it right away!
It was really good, but you have to be in the mood for cheesy chick lit. It is your typical, fluffy and light romance book that makes single women believe in fairy tales. Maybe it's the cynic in me. Maybe it's because I'm getting older. I'm not sure, but it's getting harder and harder not to roll my eyes at this stuff.
Don't get me wrong, I think Gruenenfelder is a fantastic and very clever writer. I think that I am not in the right place in my life to enjoy books like these. It leaves me feeling like I will get a fairy tale someday and leaves me holding out for something that is unlikely to happen. At least, unlikely to happen like it does in the book!
Instead of flying through this book like I usually do with chick lit, it took me quite a while to finish it because I kept getting distracted. It didn't really hold my attention for long, mainly because I knew what was coming. We all know how predictable chick lit and romantic comedies can be!
Next up is a book I have been wanting to read for quite awhile, The Help. It is the first book I purchased and am reading with my new Nook. I have read the first 20 pages, and I can't wait to see how I like reading an entire book on an eReader. It might be a little pitiful, but I am disappointed that I won't have a shiny new book to add to my bookshelf. But, if I love my Nook as much as everyone says I will I'm sure I'll get over it quick. I can always go out and re-buy my favorites as they come in at Half Price Books or something. Afterall, I'm determined to have a house with a "library" in it one. I've gotta have books to fill it up!
Do you read chick lit? Do you go through phases with it like I do? I tend to read more of it in the summer.