Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Read Me Something Nice

The sun is shining outside. Birds are starting to chirp again. People wear brighter colors. I think the signs are clear, spring is on it's way! And could there be a better way to celebrate this, than to draw your curtains, hide under your sheets and read a good book? I think not! (I'm joking, there are a million better ways to celebrate spring than that, take a stroll through the park, drink a coffee on a bench, buy a dress, reorganize your closet. Enjoy it, you guys. Life is too short!)

Are you reading anything good these days? You know, the kind of book you think about in your sleep, or you never want to end and so you read it really slowly, or you think to yourself  "I'm going to buy this book for everybody I know so I can talk about it all the time with everybody, always". I know, books are intense.

Do you want to know what I'm reading? I'm hearing a slight buzz from my computer, which I will take as a definite "Yes!". I'm reading 3 books right now, before you fall of your chair in great amazement at my awesome brain power and highly intellectual interests, let me assure you that I am a terribly lazy reader with a short attention span which can explain the 3 books at once scenario. All of them are wildly different and so I can get to them depending on my mood. So let's see what they are.

On the weekends I read Zadie Smith's White Teeth, which is wonderful and funny and sad and really a lot of things you look for in a book.

When I want to read, but don't really want to look at pages full of words I read Chris Ware's Building Stories, which is a great graphic novel and it's not really a novel but rather a collection newspapers, posters, pamphlets and little comic strips. It's amazing and beautiful. Have a look!

And finally, right before I go to sleep or just want to get into a good mood I read about astronauts pooping in space in Mary Roach's Packing for Mars, which is about more than pooping in space, of course, and it's extremely interesting and wildly funny.

So, how many books are you reading now? Did any of these spark your interest? Are you impressed by number of adjectives I used in this post?