Posts from the Books Category

The only thing Vada wanted to do alllll weekend was to take the car to the carwash, but it kept raining. I love the rain when I’m not obligated to leave the house. Typing that sentence just made me realize that I am actually obligated to leave the house today. Almost every single morning I say to myself, “Today is the day! I am not going anywhere. I’m going to have a lazy day inside.” Ha! Maybe tomorrow? Maybe not though. I actually like running around doing stuff – it keeps me happy. What I would like though is for both girls to take a nap at the same time so I could take one too. That would rule.

At least when Vada’s napping (and when it’s only Liza and me up in the middle of the night) I can sneak in some adult television. I just finished watching the first season of Girls on HBO, which I totally loved. I actually looked forward to waking up at 3 or 4am with the baby so I could watch it… I can’t wait for the next season! It took me a while to decide what to watch next. I was thinking Boardwalk Empire but decided it might be a little too violent for middle-of-the-night, all-by-myself viewing. So I finally landed on Mad Men, which my friend Lindsay suggested. I used to watch it when it first started, but I stopped for some reason and when I tried to start watching it again I had absolutely no idea what was going on. I’m looking forward to the drama!

I’ve also been entertaining myself by listening to Harry Potter audiobooks. (Which has almost caused me to start using British phrases that would make me sound ridiculous in the U.S. Like yesterday I thought to myself, “Where are those bloody scissors?!” Uhhh….)  I’ve taken two trips to my parents’ so far this summer and the books on tape audiobooks really help to pass the time. Although I started the series over when I got it on tape audio, I’ve actually read the first two books and part of number three, but I haven’t seen any of the movies. I wanted to watch the corresponding movie after I’d finished each book, but I can’t find the old ones available for rent anywhere. (I’ve checked Netflix, Apple TV and Redbox.) I guess I could wait until they all come out as a giant box set and watch all the movies in a row? What’s a girl to do? ♥

I read so many more books since I got my Kindle last year. I guess it’s a combination of how simple it is to buy books (one click!) and the portability of the little guy, it just makes reading that much easier. Plus, having the Kindle app on my phone, I always have a book with me! I love technology.

I finished reading Mindy Kaling’s book on our way to Vegas the other day and I just loved it. She is completely hilarious and had me laughing out loud so many times. The book starts off with her funny and embarrassing childhood and works its way through her life, ending with “strict instructions for her funeral” and a eulogy written for her by one of her friends. Random chapters about her opinion on different things are thrown in there too, like one about why she doesn’t eat cupcakes anymore, “types of women in romantic comedies who are not real” and a chapter on Jewish guys.

Reading this book made me love Mindy. I wish we could be friends in real life. I feel like she would be so easy to hang out with, and would be one of those positive role models/super-girlfriends who would always have my back and honestly tell me if my butt looked big in a pair of jeans, etc. She’s smart, determined and a really hard worker. And she doesn’t take herself too seriously either, which I love.

I definitely recommend this book to all girls – you’re pretty much guaranteed to like it. And it’s a super easy read that could probably be finished in a single sitting if you really wanted to.

I’ll probably be doing little book reviews more frequently on here in the future. (I’m trying to become a better “writer…”) My choices in literature are usually pretty dorky/trendy though, so don’t make fun of me, I just like easy-reading! I just started Girl Land by Caitlin Flanagan on our flight back into Norfolk yesterday. I’m only a few pages in and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. We’ll see how long I can hang with that before I start Michael Ian Black’s You’re Not Doing It Right, which I pre-ordered and just popped up in my Kindle today.

I usually get my book recommendations from my friends on Goodreads (which I’m not the best at updating, whoopsies…) from Twitter and from Bust Magazine. Anything I must read? Looking at you, Erin. ♥