Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Books Are Our Friends, Too

Don't you think books are the best of friends? I've just finished this, "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter," which was so good! I know most of the books coming out lately with these "tongue in cheek" takes on classics are sometimes light-footed. But Seth Grahame-Smith is a very believeable and strong writer. Of all this type of book I've read, I think he's the most literary and capable. Treat yourself to this read....it's really good.....especially if you have any interest at all in Lincoln and why he detested slavery.

I have to tell you the funniest story about this book that's coming out mid-April. I'm chomping at the bit, as they say, waiting for it. I'm the hugest Bronte lover, so this is killing me to wait on!

Anyway, I was desperate last week. I thought I had dreamed up the book or had a weird brain tremor!! Wanted to order it on my Kindle (Stella's her name, btw), so I searched on Goodreads. I was sure I had seen that one of my friends there (these friends overlap with our stitching friends, too) had mentioned the book and I had seen the cover of it.

I couldn't find the book to save my life!! I searched every book store online....no book! So, pulling my hair out with fear and frustration, I fell back on my faithful friend, Siobhan (see side bar for Blue Hen...) to tell me whether I was losing my mind or not. Thank God she came through simply by searching google. Now, why didn't I think of that??? :[ Siobhan, you are the best! It was Melissa who mentioned the book to begin with on Goodreads.

If you haven't already, do join many of us on Goodreads, which you can find via google. You can request being my friend to see what books are on my list, and to see who else is on there. It's a great way to see what we're reading, and to catch up on books and reviews we wouldn't otherwise know about.

I'm off to stitch on Carol R's round robin piece!

And, I want to especially send much love to my friends who welcomed me back to blogging with such open arms and lovingkindness. You're so special to me, and have been since the day I met you. Thank you for caring and for filling in the gaps in my insecurity. Your comments mean the world to me. Thank you so much.

Hugs and love,


Siobhan said...

I'm glad to see you back and posting, Deb! I'm glad to hear the good review on the Lincoln book. I haven't tried any of the twists-on-the-classics books yet but I've been intrigued by that one.

Margaret said...

I'm like Siobhan -- the Lincoln book sounds interesting. The Jane Slayre too, maybe! lol!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I was just talking to my sister about you today, Deb. She's read a couple of your recommendations, I think. Gotta get the Lincoln tale!

April Mechelle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Deb. I am glad we have much in common. I love to read & stitch too! I have been waiting to get the book Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter !! See we have the same taste in books too! Again thanks for visting I have your blog marked !!!

Greyhaven Pines said...

I am a bibliophile and stitcher, too. I see you are in Naples. My husband and I spent a week of our honeymoon there -- what a beautiful spot!

Warm wishes,


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Missy Ann said...

Between Goodreads & the book blogs I read I'm being buried 20 feet deep in my to be read piles.

J Rae said...

It's so good to see you back on the web. :-) I'm sorry I missed your first post of a few days ago. I'm a little behind on these things.

It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring the beaches with Elaine. Your DH is so sweet to treat you guys to such a wonderful day full of exploring, bike riding and DQ ice cream! Don't you just love those chocolate dipped cones?!!!

I wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award. You can check it out on my blog. Thanks for everything!

Hope to hear from you soon. Take care!

Patti said...

Love the look of your blog - sorry forgot to tel you before. Him upstairs won't let me have a kindle! I must admit I listen to most books on my iPod but I do like reading too.

Anyway the reason I stopped by was to tell you that you have an award or two on my blog but you'll have to wait a bit because I'm still writing the post.

Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Carolyn NC said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your pics of your floss that awaits you now that you're home is just wonderful! Hope all goes well with you.

Brigitte said...

I agree with you. I'm a stitcher and a reader and often I'm torn between the two. Shall I stitch or read? Lol. In the summer it's often the books that take over because I so much love to sit in the garden and read.