Sunday, October 16, 2011

in a perfect world by Laura Kasischke

This novel took me A LONG TIME to get through. It's one of those books that I was enjoying, and I did want to finish it, but would put it down and go on to another book. I took a lot of breaks from it, and because of this I was actually pretty sad when it ended. I didn't give it the respect books deserve.

It wasn't at all what I thought it would be. It was kind of a different sort of world, I guess. It was this world, with the same famous people I know, but the world was being overtaken with the Phoenix Flu. Causing death and fear, first across America, and than the world.

It was about a woman taking care of her husband's children. She chose to quit her job, while he continued his as a pilot to take care of his kids. She ends up being the care giver while he travels, and rarely returns.

I liked it, which is why I feel bad for not just reading it. The author wrote a book that was made into a movie. I saw the movie, but will look into reading the book.

I just got a library card, so maybe I'll look her up the next time I'm there.

Summer and the City by Candice Bushnell

I haven't written a book post in a long time. I have two books to write about. There may have been more, but these are the two I remember. I need to write this more. Not really for anybody but me though. I should probably just keep a book journal, not a blog. The blog seemed easier at the time.

Either way. I recently read Summer and the City. It's the next book in The Carrie Diaries. I guess it's a series now. They're planning on also making it a TV series, which does seem pretty great. Only because I loved Sex and the City though.

Anyway, this one had some familiar names. Carrie was in New York for the summer before she went to school. She fell in love with the city. We also finally meet characters we know and love. Samantha and Miranda are both in it.

I liked it. I'll admit it. These books are lovely. They are easy reads, and they make me smile, and I enjoy reading books about writers. Even if this particular writer is made up. Even though I know where she will end up, it is fun watching how she got there. Also, she's younger and it's fun watching Carrie -and all of them, get into relationships when they are still young, and not yet jaded.

I'm looking forward to the next one.