Sunday, March 21, 2010


I am tired mediocre books. I am tired of getting 50 pages in and thinking "eh" (with a shoulder shrug) and moving on. I am tired of lame plot lines, unrealistic characters, and formulas.

I want to be wowed. I want to be entertained. I want to be captivated. I want to be caught up, taken in and charmed. I want to ignore the laundry and dishes and stay up until 2am because I just can't not know what is going to happen. I am ready to have my socks knocked off.

You know what I am talking about, right?

I want an interesting, well written story that makes me think about the characters and plot for days. It could be children's literature or young adult, or classic. I am not picky. I just want it to be good.

I am on hold for this at the library (26 and counting.) Someone said it was good.

I'll let you know.

Any suggestions?


justjen said...

Carie I am reading Abundance A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund. Hostorical Fiction. I am only 70 pages in but the writing is beautiful and I am really liking it. Came highly reccommended by a friend of mine. Check it out.

Laura Elizabeth Fredlund said...

I read a book not too long ago written by an LDS woman. It's called "Guide Me to Eternity." by Christing T. Monsen. It was a great book, and hard to put down.

bbxpert said...

Carie, try Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is set in Barcelona and has a mystery, a love story, unforgettable characters, and marvelous writing. I would be happy to loan you my copy.

Meg said...

I just asked to be your friend on Goodreads. I have lots of favorite books. Have you read The Help by Kathryn Stockett yet? LOVE IT!!!

My name is "Margaret" on Goodreads.

Becca said...

These Is My Words.

Read it. You'll love it. I just finished listening to it on CD, and wow.

thecherries said...

If you haven't read "The Help" you MUST go pick it up. I just finished it last night and LOVED it. Very, very good. Miss you!

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