Thursday, May 10, 2007

Books!

Well I know it's been a while, and that is because I have actually been Missing In Action for the last two weeks. After school ended Dan came to Alberta and we moved all my stuff to Abbotsford. The plan was that I would be there for two weeks, getting our lives together, unpacking, painting etc. Plans changed though, and I came home to Lethbridge on Tuesday night instead of this Saturday because of this:
Dan and I are going to rent a place from his parents in our married lives, however, the place we are moving into has a very reluctant to leave occupant. This guy gave notice for March 1, and then stayed through April, and then wanted to stay for May too. Anyway, the story ends (or continues maybe?) with him supposedly moving out May 15. I decided to come home, because Dan was working everyday anyway, and I didn't think that living at his parents house with really nothing to do was a good way to spent my week. Plus I was sick with flu like symptoms from Sunday to practically today, so being home is nice.

I feel like my sentances don't make too much sense, and I am going to blame that on me watching Oprah the same time that I write this.

Dan's Aunt's had a Pampered Chef Bridal Shower for me which was nice. I was able to order about $300 worth of products, which was really fun! I picked some stoneware, and some other actually usefull products. Some of the stuff they have is so stupid. Dan's mom's family sometimes reminds me of my mom's side - lots of aunties and cousins. It kind of had that feel, although I know if my aunties were at this party, there would be a lot more talking, and a lot more food, just by nature!!

Anyway, I was going to do a little book review for all you avid readers out there, so here are some recommendations:





Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill

This book is on CBC's Canada Reads list for this year. It's a fabulous read about a girl who lives in downtown Montreal. Baby, the main character, lives with her heroin addicted dad, Jules. This book is witty, and surprisingly full of beauty. It's really eye opening to see an impoverished neighborhood full of pimps, hookers and drug dealers through the eyes of a twelve year old who calls that neighborhood home.

The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards

This is family drama at it's best! This book covers 20 plus years in the lives of a rather messed up family. One big secret destoys this family, which inevitably leads to many other secrets that just keeps pushing them apart. I don't think my description of this book is very good, but I don't want to give it away! Trust me, this a good read that will make you wonder what lengths a person would go to save someone else from pain.


Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

This book has had a lot of press already, and it actually came out last year. Short stories about medical students are contained in this book. It revolves around 4 characters, and all the stories are connected. It's not so much about being in medical school, but the secret lives of doctors. I found it hard to put down; over all a great read!

Have you read any good books lately?

2 comments:

  1. What the heck?
    Do you own these books?
    I have every single one of them on hold at the library. I am patron 2433058409604834 or something like that, so in about 50 years, I will let you know how I enjoyed the books.

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  2. great post erica! yes with us there at your shower there would have been lots more talking and eating! there's no other way to do it! too bad we couldn't have a shower for you, want to come over and we can play? the books on this post sound very interesting and i'm going to see if our lib has them, probably not, but they do their best to get them!! love you.

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