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My mom used to drop me off at Borders and I’d start and finish a Sweet Valley High novel in a few hours and then she’d pick me back up. Things have only gotten worse since then.

I’m reading:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Just started reading on the recommendation of a friend. Liking it but will update soon!

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

I think this book is fascinating but it’s pretty dense, and I keep putting it down to start something else. I kid you not, I’ve probably started and finished 20 other books in the time I’ve been reading this. Like I said though, it’s fascinating. I used to work at a nonprofit that worked on food integrity issues, so not much of it is a huge surprise to me, but if you haven’t had that experience you definitely need to read this.

Just finished:

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin – read my review of the series here

Oh my goodness. If you like fantasy, this series is for you. I’m having trouble getting enough sleep because I can’t put it down. The next one comes out in July 2011.

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

I’m not gonna lie y’all, I read everything Miss Nora Roberts puts out. I’m always so busy and stressed out by work that her books are exactly what I want – quick and entertaining reads. This one was no exception 🙂

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

LOVED! What a quick, entertaining read. Very much recommended.

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

I LOVED this book. I’m not a huge non-fiction fan (I’m more on the fantasy/murder mystery/escapist end of the spectrum) but I absolutely fell in love with the voice of the narrator. This was so entertaining it was like reading a novel. The only thing that bummed me out was that it was over too soon. You definitely need to read this even if you’re not a runner.

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Fail. I picked up this novel because I thought my mom loved it, but really she loved The Crystal Cave, another Arthurian saga that I can’t read for a really long time now because the Mists of Avalon ruined has ruined all of Camelot for me.

This book was overwritten and really, really could have used a better editor. If half of it was edited out, I’m not sure it would have impacted the story and I doubt anyone would have noticed. I think I liked the idea of the story far more than the story itself.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

B+ for this story-within-a-story novel. I definitely couldn’t stop reading it, and it introduced me to the German siege of Leningrad. Tearjerker! However, I think I liked Firefly Lane better. Homegirl makes me want to move to the Pacific Northwest.

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