Monday, August 23, 2010

I love Mondays!

...Not really but I do like participating in the fun Meme--Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's Blog! and The What are you reading meme at Sheila's One Person's Journey through a world Books Blog.
For my blue post I have a fun screen saver from one of my favorite recipe sites
and publishers of cookbooks. Gooseberry Patch! has some great recipes and a free newsletter you can sign up for too.

Also this week I am reading two books, one on cd and one in paperback..
I picked Time Travelers Wife on Audio book since it is our September pick for my
library book club. I haven't seen the movie either, I didn't want it to ruin the book for me.

From Publishers Weekly
This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a 6-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration. Reed ably expresses the longing of the one always left behind, the frustrations of their unusual lifestyle, and above all, her overriding love for Henry. Likewise, Burns evokes the fear of a man who never knows where or when he'll turn up, and his gratitude at having Clare, whose love is his anchor. The expressive, evocative performances of both actors convey the protagonists' intense relationship, their personal quirks and their reminiscences, making this a fascinating audio.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition

Then in print I am going to read The Book of Peach by Penelope Stokes. I read her
Blue Bottle Club book and loved it so I hope I like this one just as well.

Product Description
For fans of Fannie Flagg-the acclaimed author of Heartbreak Cafe delivers a heartwarming, hilarious new novel.

Twenty-three years ago, beauty queen Peach Rondell left Mississippi and vowed never to return. Now she's back, divorced and heartbroken, trying to figure out how her life went so terribly wrong. To escape her mama's scrutinizing gaze, she spends her days in a little storefront diner called the Heartbreak Cafe, where, in the back booth, she scribbles away in her journal, waiting for enlightenment. Instead, Peach gets something even better: the unexpected friendship of an unlikely group of folks who show Peach that finding out where you're going usually means embracing where you're from.

Also while you here check out my giveaway for a yoplait gift set here.
Plus you still have time to sign up for my book giveaway posted here.


Jennifer said...

I did so enjoy The Time Traveler's Wife. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday:

SmilingSally said...

I'm hosting a book giveaway.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sherrie said...

The Penelope Stokes books look interesting. I'll be checking them out. Have a great day!

Just Books

Lesa said...

Hi! That is a cute screensaver.

Thanks for visiting my blue monday! Funny, I have a bookblog too. Check it out if you wish-- always fun to meet a another bookworm.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I love the cover for The Book of Peach. I'd read it simply for that reason!

LV said...

You seem to enjoy a variety of books. I enjoy reading very much and get mine from the library. I have not read as much since blogging. Takes too much time.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The book of Peach looks good - enjoy!