We had pizza again for Friday night dinner, a frozen Extra Cheese Tombstone. We added some extra cheese, as well as green pepper and onion. Yum... but boring. So I want to talk about books.
I absolutely love the Chicago Public Library's website. You can search for books by author or title and, if they have the book, you can click to see a summary and/or reviews. They have a great home page with a book blog, a Recent Arrivals section, a We Recommend section, and of course they offer books, CD's, DVD's, audiobooks and more. Plus I can put books on hold and have them sent from any other library in the city to my neighborhood branch for pick-up. Isn't that wonderful? Well, it is for me because I love to read.
When I was young I loved to read Sweet Valley High and other teen romance books. Then I got into scary stuff by Stephen King and Anne Rice. Actually one of my favorite books it still The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Very historical and slightly spooky about witches in New Orleans. Then I got into chick lit by Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner, Madeline Wickham, and the like. Now I still like that stuff, but I love the mom-lit which Jane and Jennifer have branched into as they got older too.
Finally, I find myself branching out a bit into travel books and food books (other than cookbooks). I recently read the travel book Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven, which I highly recommend and awhile ago I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver about eating locally for a year, which again I highly recommend. I currently have on hold Farm City: The Education Of An Urban Farmer, and The Food Of A Younger Land: A Portrait Of American Food Before The National Highway System.
What do you like to read? Read anything good lately that you could recommend? I'd love to hear from you!