Well, people, I had 4 posts written and ready to go. All I had to do was push a button. Then I got Montezuma's revenge or equivalent and was not allowed to touch the computer in case I had cooties. So no button pushing. Be prepared to be inundated with posts for a few days. And now back to our previously scheduled programming.
Woo hoo! A new year!
Let's see what I'm going to read this month.
Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple - I know I read this last year, but it's the library book club book for January, so I'm going to read it again. The book is mostly told from the perspective of Bee, Bernadette's 14 year old daughter. It also is intercut with emails between Bernadette and her Indian personal assistant, and emails between a couple of the mothers of kids at Bee's private school. All these people are mildly insane. She disappears in the middle of the book. The first part leads up to that and the rest of it is about what her family does afterward to find her. It's not serious. It's pretty silly.
Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks - This is my personal book club book of the month. Nicholas Sparks is known for his super romancey novels. Usually, they get made into movies. This particular book is non-fiction about a trip around the world that he took with his brother to recognize that they were the last living members of their family. I anticipate that it will be really beautiful. It might be the only Nicholas Sparks book I could stomach.
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - I'm reading this one now, so I can be pretty sure I'll get this one done this month. Allison is nearly alone in a post-apocalytic society which was done in by a red-lung virus. Now, vampires run things, and use humans to make the system work. She hates vampires, so imagine her consternation when she is attacked by rabid vampires and when she is saved, the vampire tells her she has the choice to die from her injuries or become a vampire.
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow - This is a graphic novel that I've heard good things about. I'm third on the list at the library, so I'm hoping that comes in this month.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - I'm listening to this on audio. I'm on disc 7 of 23, so I'm hoping to get through it this month.
I'll probably read more, but you know. Reading at Whim!