I have been feeling pretty crumby lately and have been hitting the books while I lounge around. Here is what I have been perusing. (One thing you probably don't know about me... I read mostly adolescent lit. I took an independent study class on it a few years back and got hooked. I haven't gotten sick of it yet. If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to hear them!)
Everything on a Waffle: Loved it!! It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, a locale near and dear to my heart. The characters are charming, the story interesting. It's believable enough to be fun and also ridiculous enough to be fun. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
It's Like This, Cat: Also really good. It reminds me of Catcher in the Rye, although I am not EXACTLY sure why. Anyway, it's like Catcher in the Rye, for 11 or 12 year olds. A great story, told well.
The Automatic Millionaire:This book I read at the request of my mother. She has been singing the praises of David Bach's books for a month now and apparently it has changed her life. I am not extremely savvy with money, but luckily I married someone who is. This book seems to be a common sense way to get rich, by automating your savings other strategies. What I really loved was that his last chapter emphasizes tithe-paying, which I am totally a believer in. It's a great way to bless your life and others. I have also checked out his Smart Women Finish Rich but haven't gotten to it yet.
Prophecy Rock: This is a mystery and only an "ok" one. What I loved were the interesting facts and stories about the Hopi people. The characters weren't extremely developed and the surprise ending didn't quite make sense.