This book is the summer read for the book club that I was recently invited to join. I'm so excited! I always join every third book club to which I am invited. Of course we're all really busy, but it's just so important to make time to meet up with intelligent, like-minded women and discuss literature that I wouldn't otherwise necessarily pick to read on my own. I'm totally looking forward to reading this book. I haven't started it yet, but I hear it's outstanding.
I love, love, love everything Sedaris writes. I keep meaning to get back to reading this gem. Come to think of it, there's a possibility that I have misplaced this book. I know I started reading it on the subway on the way to work one morning. Anyway, the first chapter is hysterical. I can't wait to read the rest of it.
This is the third book written by the guys who brought us Freakonomics. Do you like Malcolm Gladwell? Do you like Daniel Gilbert? Do you like pop economics? If so, I would (more likely than not) recommend this book to you. I plan to check it out from the library just as soon as I find that Sedaris book, read it, return it and pay what is no doubt an enormous library fine. I'm a big fan of Levitt & Dubner. Huge. Can't wait.
I'm seriously crazy about this book, on which the Netflix Original Series is based. I know I will be crazy about it. I'm going to read it just soon as I finish watching the series. I keep falling asleep before the episodes end, but that is not a critique of the show. It's something that I've been doing lately, since I became pregnant with my five year old. Anyway, what I've seen of the tv show is tremendous. Do not tell me how it ends!
This is a book I can unequivocally recommend. I read this one, cover to cover, every night. Every single night. This timeless tale is about a little boy who wants to go to bed, but must first find his roving teddy. The boy simply "can't go to bed without him. It's much too dark and creepy." Night after night, the sneaky bastard bear hides while the boy once again embarks on the same odyssey. [*Spoiler alert* The bear is always the last place you would expect--- the kid's own goddamn bed.] Some critics argue that Huggle Buggle is not actually lost, but that it is instead a clever ruse on the part of the protagonist to avoid the inevitable bedtime. One could argue that the author is paying an homage to Herman Melville in that Huggle Buggle's major themes are also defiance, friendship, duty and ultimately death. If you're looking for more of a fun beachy summer read, I can also recommend: Knuffle Bunny; Knuffle Bunny Too; and Knuffle Bunny Free, all by Mo Willams. It's a modern coming of age trilogy in which Bunny gets lost, Bunny gets found, Bunny gets lost, Bunny gets found, Bunny gets lost....but I won't ruin the ending for you.