I’m in the middle of one of those “I-have-zero-creative-bloging-energy” weeks. I even dug through my drafted posts to find something of interest, but I came up with a whole lotta nuthin. So, instead of regaling you with tales of my latest meals of Trader Joe’s salads or something equally snooze-inducing, I thought I would do a book review.
I recently went on an Amazon book-buying binge. (I can’t help myself with the alliterations today.) Mostly I bought books that you lovely readers recommended to me or books that have been on my “to read” list forever.
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love)
I’ve read both Committed and Eat, Pray, Love and my criticisms of Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing style are ultimately the same. She comes off as whiny, hypocritical, and plays the devil’s advocate WAY too often. It is hard to read her books and love her.
That being said, I still enjoy reading her books because she goes so deep into her emotions and her research. She makes you think, and that’s a great quality in an author. This book was no different. Perfect for the soon-to-be-bride.
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley.
I liked this tribute to growing up in the 90s, especially the entire essay on Oregon Trail. Me likey. Apparently, they say she’s the next David Sedaris, but I did not find myself peeing my pants or even snort laughing. Snort laughter is the ultimate sign of a hilarious book, and this just didn’t make the cut.
What are you reading right now? Anything fabulous?