Friday, September 19, 2008

The Pips...

Hmmmmm...Happy Friday.

Well, let me start by saying The Pips....I love The Pips. I love to sing The Pips part and not in a whisper, either! SO crank it friends. I love crooning with Gladys and the Pips. Making my Friday with Music today.

I finished Judy Blume's Summer Sisters. Yes .... Judy B. It surprised me. The connection, betrayals...love for the damaged. Couldn't put it down and I've had it in my shelves for a few years without even picking it up to read.

I'm cleaning today. Single Momming it up a storm lately. Once again, I bow down to the single moms doing it every single day.

Here's my Obama plug for the day...a repeat, because I love this one!


Love you guys...
Christie

5 comments:

aprilbapryll said...

Summer Sisters was very good. I was also surprised, but I've read it several times.

ThoughtsGalore said...

I am a book whore in case you didn't know. I found myself scouring the shelves for something I haven't read, but you know...I'm just not in the mood for reading East of Eden right now, so I'm thinking Sense and Sensibility is the winner. I really could use a good Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, but I guess I don't have anything I haven't read hanging around. Hmmmm. Ok...so reading a classic again is where I'm at right now. :) I always have some new book in the shelves....just no luck in the interest department.

aprilbapryll said...

I was also really surprised by how much I liked East of Eden. I like Steinbeck, but I've never been mesmorized by him. E of E was great. I don't do period novels since I read Jane Eyre when I was in 4th grade, so no Sense and Sensibility for me. I don't even like them in movie format -- I don't know what it is. Is Phillips cheesy chick lit? I have a soft spot for that. I bought 4 Susan Anderson novels at a garage sale last weekend, and I read one each night groaning at how terrible they were ... but I kept reading. Now I don't know what to do with them since I've finished.

I too am a book whore, and I used to blog much more about what I read, but the boy takes up more of my thoughts lately. :) Isn't that how it always is? I have shelves of books I haven't read (my office is referred to as the library rather than anything else) and even more of ones that I read over and over. I'm thinking of digging into Blindness by Jose Saramago, which I bought ages ago (it won the Nobel Prize for literature) but I couldn't get into it. I'm trying again because they're making it into a movie.

ThoughtsGalore said...

Phillips is totally a chic lit fluff, but great funny fluff. I love how I can read any one of her books and be completely fulfilled when I'm done. I started with Match Me If You Can and then went back and did all the books. Love her. Another one I really enjoy is Julie Garwood. She's got the FBI mystery going, with the family of Buchanan boys. They are fabulous reads.

I do love the A Patriot's Handbook, by Caroline Kennedy. It's something you can pick up and read a few stories here and there. It's wonderful, especially this time of year. Ok, scratch that. I love it all the time.

aprilbapryll said...

Pat Conroy does that for me -- I read Prince of Tides or Beach Music every month or two and ache with how beautiful the language and the story is, and it never gets old.

Last month I started reading BM to my 6-month old, and I'm convinced he actually cared :)