Thursday, May 22, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend & What to Read

T minus 24 hours before we hit the road for a 4-day camping weekend with friends. As we begin packing, I've been searching for a new book to take.

I just found this website:

What Should I Read Next? Go there, type in the name of a book you like, and it will give you suggestions of other books that might captivate you. Amazon has a similar feature on their book reviews, but I was intrigued with this one. I searched for "The Time Traveler's Wife," and got a list of 10 recommendations. I'm heading out to Borders tonight, to buy Eva Moves the Furniture, by Margot Lindsey.

I also found out that you can search your local Borders online to see if they have a certain book in stock. That could have saved me a few trips, in the past.

This is the sort of thing I hope to put my energy into this weekend: Chaise lounge, a few good books, laughing with friends, cooking over open campfire...aaaaand back to that chaise lounge.

Have a great long weekend, folks. Catch ya on the flipside.

Oh, and still 4 hours before I head to Borders. Any good book suggestions, bring 'em on!


  1. Oh, 'The Time Traveller's Wife'! Every time I hear someone say they have read it I have to expound about how utterly amazing it was. Didn't you absolutely love it? I might have to read it again.

  2. Have a great weekend!

    Relax - - drink some bears. You deserves it!!!

  3. Great idea! I agree with Sevenyboy Time Traveller's Wife was great! Also, Peony in Love. Have fun!

  4. Diana Gabaldon's Highlander series is pretty good.

    Did you know Eric Bana is suppose to play Henry?

  5. Anonymous10:05 PM

    I recommend Pauline Trents first Novel. I hear she has her second in a series coming out soon. I think she s a wonderful, kind person. Her books have got to be fabulous!


  6. You are only missing a great glass of wine.

    Have a super dooper time.

  7. Sveny: I DID absolutely love it! It's nearly spoiled me on all other reading: I want every book I read to captivate me as much!

    Momo: There might be a couple coolers full of bears there. Come on over!

    MizLiz: I listened to Peony in love on CD; another great one! Can't remember the name of another one out, by the same author.

    Jodie: I read the Highlander series years ago, and loved it also. There was a point, though, that I found Gabaldon to be a bit full of herself; the books too long and tedious. They began to smack more of historical textbooks, and didn't provide the "escape" I'm looking for when I read. I cheat, and skip pages. heh.

    And I had no idea there was a movie in the works. Ohhh, I hope they can make it as wonderful as the book. You watch it first, and let me know.

    MK99: Did I not mention the wine? There will definitely be wine.

  8. just gave ME a recommendation. I haven't read TTTW.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

  9. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to have to try that...

    Have a good long weekend!

  10. Have a great trip! I did love Time Travellers Wife too.

  11. Lori - it's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Loved that one too! Author is Lisa See. Hope you are having a great time!

  12. THat's a pretty neat tool for readers! Hope you have a great weekend.

  13. Marinemom7:42 PM

    I'm reading "Heroes" by Ollie North. Must read for all us military moms.

  14. Anonymous7:56 PM

    I recomend "The Little Chapel on the River" by Gwendolyn Bounds or "Honeymoon with my Brother" by Frank Wisner.

    Jeremy Jay


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