22 March 2006

Save the blog

Since no one has written an entry in a month, I guess my role today is to save the blog! I haven't been knitting much, but I have been reading a ton. Allow me to share a few books with you.

Marley & Me by John Groban: a touching memoir of a man and his dog. Whether you have a dog in your life now or grew up with dogs, this book is laugh out loud funny, touching, and in the end, sad. Marley is a crazy golden lab who is untrainable. He is loyal, devoted, and loving to make up for his loopiness. This story of a dog and his family is charming and I thoroughly enjoyed it--even if it made me cry.

Hungry Planet: What the world eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio: This book looks at different families across the world and looks at what they eat in a week. In a word: fascinating. There are photos of each family surrounded by the food they eat. There are discussions of countries, culture, and social life. It will make you hungry to read. I loved the statistics comparing each country to our life in the US so you could get a real sense of what food costs, as well as life there in general. My only complaint was that it didn't cover more countries. I hope for a sequel.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore: another funny book in the world of Christopher Moore. If you need a laugh and don't mind crude humor, this is the book for you. Due to a major earthquake, an ancient being is rudely awakened from the ocean depths and starts to terrorize the town of Pine Cove, CA. Meanwhile, the local psychiatrist has given all of her depressed patients fake antidepressants. The two events cause major ripple effects in the community and the results are hilarious. If the winter blahs are holding on and you need some lightness before spring, give it a shot.

Back with knitting soon,

1 comment:

yarnchica said...

Sorry, been a bit busy with non-knitting, non-pleasure reading stuff. Microbiology texts aren't much of page turners for me! I will try to add some pics later this week of a few things I have managed to complete. Thanks for the book reviews.