Friday, September 12, 2008

The book list

Well, I have been on a roll lately...I have started spending my evening reading a lot instead of doing work and it has been enjoyable.

I read The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and I must say this was an amazing book! Loved it. Takes place in Chapel Hill and at VA Tech area and was extremely captivating. Recommended it for anyone just wanting a easy enthralling read.

I also read The Art of Racing in the Rain. Written from the perspective of a dog about living life and what is going on around him. It was pretty good. A lot of people in my book club absolutely loved it and I thought it was a little slow in parts, but pretty interesting to think about whether or not dogs and cats or our pets can actually speak to us and understand us.

I have been listening in my car to Son of a Witch and just finished today. I couldn't get through Wicked, and this book took 2 weeks of listening to back and forth to work to get through and it really wasn't that great. I think if I were reading it, I would have put it down just like I did Wicked.

I have also started two new books-The Omnivores Dilemma and A Short History of Nearly Everything. Both are somewhat long and my take me a little while. I have also been reading through books on Costa Rica to help figure out what we are going to do. This afternoon, I am headed to the library to pick out another book on CD for my commute. I have missed NPR a little, so I think I will have to break it up a bit and pick a book that isn't quite as long too.

Alright, it's off to Charlotte to try and put together a respectable triathlon this weekend. I swam for the 2nd time this week, this morning. OMG, what was I thinking! With the race on Sunday, this would make 3 swims this week! For probably a total of pathetic.


Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck at your race this weekend. I have a friend who will be there and it will be her first ever triathlon. So exciting!

BriGaal said...

I also couldn't get through Wicked or Son of a Witch, although I did really like Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. I'll have to check some of those other books out, I'm always looking for good book recommendations. I read about half of A Short History of Nearly Everything but then it got too boring for me. Have fun this weekend!!

Anonymous said...

i love all your book updates. we should start a x-country book club!!! :) love, mon

Beth said...

Hi Laurie! Great job yesterday!! And congrats on your big improvement from June! It was really great to meet you and your husband. I thought I would see you again and was bummed to miss you after the awards!! But either way, glad to talk with you at least for a bit. Best of luck with the rest of your season!! Oh, and thanks for the heads up about that gal who ran the 17:48!! My eyes almost popped out when I saw that!! :)