Tuesday, December 25, 2007

and p.s. I need a good read...

So I joined GoodReads because a good reader invited me, but I'm totally posing. I'm not a good reader, I haven't read all those books they have listed for me to review...I need a good read! And I have to admit, the Twilight series is what has sparked this need to read. I read in spurts before, and never anything ambitious at all...I read Amy Tan, John Grisham, and went through a food phase, Jeffrey Steingarten and Ruth Reichl (who are probably the closest thing to a real read I've had since high school). So once again, HELP! Anyone? Anyone?


  1. Okay Callie,

    I have two great suggestions...first "White Banners" by Lloyd C. Douglas...seriously one of the best books I have EVER read...you would really appreciate it I think and I would love to talk to you about it when you are done (I have this one at my house...it's out of print so come over and get it anytime)...another I'd love to discuss with you is "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Tan Bume(totally misspelled the author's name but you can probably find it on Amazon or at the Library)...really good, life changing book.

    Hope you guys had a Merry, Merry Christmas.


  2. Ahh, Callie, I'm happy you accepted the GoodReads invite. Don't worry one bit about posing; we bookish fellows aren't competing or judging, we just get a secret thrill out of seeing what folks are reading, be it the Twilight series (which I'm incidentally listening to on audio book right now in secret since full grown men should be reading like Tolstoy, right?) or Judy Blume novels.

    One of the best parts about working at a library is keeping in touch with all the great books coming out so I'll keep a head up for any recommendations for you. A few of my favorite reads during the summer were Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" showing the rough underbelly of fine NYC restaurants and Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" series which will hopefully come here soon in its movie form. And of course you can't go wrong with Ian McEwan's "Atonement".

    I'm digging the new blog design.

  3. Hey Callie, I also havne't had much time to read, (other than the Twilight series this year). The only other book I remember reading this year "These Is my Words" a pretty good book about a frontier woman and her trials and growth.

  4. Well I was a History/English major so my favorite books are old school, but here they are: Uncle Tom's Cabin (Which I own if you want to borrow it), Cry, The Beloved Country (Own but can't find it, sorry) and I really like Jane Austen. I have Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. As for a different genre altogether, Jesus the Christ I have read twice, but alas, I have thumbed through it again and it seems like I'm reading it for the first time, probably because it applies to my life differently each time depending on current circumstances. You probably have this book, but if not, once again, you can borrow mine. Just come knock on the back door. Just kidding, don't, that would scare me because we never use it. And you'd have to hike through the snow. Well, speaking of novels, this comment is turning into one. Good luck with your book quest. I only have Jackson and have no time to read, maybe you could post some ideas on when you find time...

  5. Thanks for all the suggestions...I need lots of books for our trip to Argentina in 2 weeks. Jon will really just be taking pictures the whole time so I think I'll be needing more books than I thought...and Amber, I switch between couch potato and avid reader. I'm either wasting away my nights after the kids go to bed watching TV or I can't wait until they get to bed to start reading again...weird, huh?

  6. Callie, I can't thank you enough for the ride the other day. By way of update, my friend Andy helped me tow the car from Bountiful to Provo and my mechanic (that's right I own a mechanic. Just kidding) told me that it's a lot less worse than I had thought. Anyway, thanks again for your help!

  7. Callie, last night was so fun! Thanks for having us over and everything.