Brain Candy

I love to read.  Reading is one of my only “Me” times.  Taking a ten to fifteen minute shower twice a week is my other “Me” time – I’ll explain in another post.  I read for one to two hours early in the afternoon during my toddler’s nap and then at night, after she’s fallen asleep, while waiting for my husband to come to bed, so I can go watch “Lost” reruns with my older daughter for an hour or two.  We co-sleep with our toddler.

I did my share of heavy reading in college: genetics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, etc.  And I still do some heavy reading when I’m researching curriculum for my kids.  So when I want to “get away,” I like to read about zombie apocalypses and fantasy realms where magic exists.  I love that in either world it is perfectly legal – and normal! – to kill or beat down any bastard that does you wrong.  Ah, if only outlawry was still around.

If you are looking for reviews on novels like the next 30 Shades of Whatever, or self-help/ historical/ political look-I’m-an-intellectual type books, then you’ll have to go to another mom blog.  I tried to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and only finished the first chapter or so.  I felt stupid.  I thought to myself, “I can understand the intricacies of genetics and not this?”  Maybe if I had trudged through, it would have gotten more interesting, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  I honestly don’t see what the hubbub is about, but I’ll watch the movie because I like Daniel Craig.

I also can’t see what everyone loves about the Twilight saga either.  Try reading 13 Bullets by David Wellington.  Now there’s a proper vampire book – where vampires are savage monsters that will eviscerate a body before drinking the blood.

I know everyone loves “The Walking Dead” on AMC.  I was SO incredibly disappointed by the end of the first season.  I don’t watch it now.  The books were outstanding, and I wait with anticipation for my pre-orders from Amazon to arrive.  Sorry.  I can’t stand the show; the characters are beyond irritating and the writers strayed too far from the books.

So just to give you a head’s up, these are the type of books that will be reviewed here – if I’m the reviewer.  I will have my teens review books as well, as they are also avid readers.  I will also review children’s books that I read with my toddler.  We already have amassed quite the library of board books.

If you’re interested in seeing the other books I have already read, you can swing by my Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/abbyandgrr.

MJ

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2 thoughts on “Brain Candy”

  1. I had a lot of trouble getting into the Girl with the Dragon tattoo even though everyone swears by it. It’s still on my bookshelf and on my reading list though so I guess we’ll see what happens there.

    1. Yes! I know! I just don’t get it. There have been several books that I tried to read because everyone raved about them, but I feel like I am the only one that doesn’t understand the supposed “awesome-ness” of these books.

      Oh, well. Whatever floats your boat, I say. 🙂 Thanks for the visit!

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