This month, we read a book by a fellow blogger: Home is Where My People Are, by Sophie Hudson. (Sophie writes BooMama and is quite hilarious.)
Anyway, I LOVED the voice in this book. She writes in a lively conversational style which is something that comes naturally to a few folks out there, but not to most, so it's a gift. If I could allot a whole bunch of time to writing, I could write more conversationally, but as it is I get approximately 7.4 minutes for each blog post, not including the pictures which take FOREVER but you have to have them. Pictures are a necessary evil. Pictures are how people JUDGE you even though you are clearly a WRITER and not a picture-taker.
Anyhow, she's funny.
And I liked good chunks of her book, but some of the more religious overtones were a stumbling block, but that's okay because it's not Sophie's fault that I got turned off by religion because someone who shall remain nameless wouldn't let me go to Catholic religious instruction with my friends, but maybe that's because I wasn't Catholic.
So there's some religiously-affiliated stuff in there.
Now, for some of the other titles I read this month...
Yes, they're predictable and yes, they're easy-to-read, but they are just for fun and I love them! That is all. Plus, she has what could be the cutest cottage in all the land.
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, by Wendy Wax
Because how could I not? I mean, it's almost like they wanted me to read it by giving it that title! So...what happened while they were watching? Turns out, quite a bit! It was definitely another chick book, with lots of related chick stuff. And wine drinking.
Next month, we're all choosing a self-help or other book of that ilk. Lawd knows I can use all the help I can get! I'll read a couple and get back to you!!