Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Book Day to Me

So, I'm still sick. Impossible right? Wrong. I went to the doctor yesterday where I was diagnosed with...they have no clue. A bad cold most likely. But I got some extra strength cough medicine because what I have most resembles Pertussis (otherwise known as whooping cough). It's seriously not fun. But while the meds work great on my cough, they make me really sleepy and a bit dizzy and I've still been battling a fever all day. Woo...hoo...


So instead of the greatness I usually bring you all (see, I can still be full of myself while sick) I'm just going to list off all the cool new books I've gotten lately.


My birthday is this month (March 24, mark your calendars so you don't forget to all buy me awesome gifts!) and my parents already gave me some books on my Kindle. Hooray! Although, my mom said I got them now as opposed to on my actual birthday because she could not figure out how to do it any other way. I don't know how it works either. But thanks Mom! I got something in every genre really. And they are...

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


This will be my first Wharton so I'm excited. And it's not too long so I figure it's a good book to start on with her.


American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson


I LOVE this guy. I think he's hilarious but he's also extremely intelligent. Have you seen his late show? Awesome! And I needed to read a good memoir. It's been a little too long (as in a couple months). Also I've heard a bit about this one and it's supposed to be good.

Weeds Like Us by Gunter Nitsch

This is non-fiction history in the mix. It's about the author's young childhood in East Prussia following WWII as his family was uprooted. It's something I've actually never read about before. And I "know" the author through Shelfari so I'm excited to read it sometime soon. Maybe when I'm done I can post some sort of interview with him on here for everyone.


The Husband by Dean Koontz
When it comes to mass-market paperback books, this is the author that I like. He's easy and you don't have to think too much. So when I just want to get away and have a good suspense book, this will be it for me.

So thanks again for the early birthday gifts! Who knows when I'll get around to reading/reviewing them for everybody as I have so many books on my plate as it is, but I love them regardless. Oh, and I'm about halfway done with Tess of the d'Urbervilles. So far I like it but it's hard to concentrate on such beautiful language with this sickness :(

9 comments:

Kathmeista said...

Sorry to hear you're still sick!! That's terrible :( I really hope you're better soon, especially if your birthday is coming up! Great stack of books, I love how it covers a bunch of different genres from the high end lit to the good old ripper read from Koontz. Looks fab.

Stay warm and rest lots!

Jennifer O. said...

Wow! This is really dragging out for you, huh? I still have a bit of congestion, but other than that, I'm fine. Still a little sleepy bc I have trouble breathing at night, though...

Hope you feel well soon. My brother's birthday is on the 24th too!

llevinso said...

Thanks Kath and Jenny. Yeah, this is the worst cold I've had in a long long time. It's ridiculous. But at least these presents cheered me up!

And LOL that your brother's birthday is the same day Jenny (it's when all the cool people were born).

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

those all look like GREAT books! i do love ethan frome but it is unlike every other wharton save the central theme 'the brave life wanderer will be destroyed'...can you tell i teach it? :P i'm eager to know what you think of the three main characters and which female you favor. i love ethan frome. :D

bookspersonally said...

Golly, hope you feel better SOON!

Serendipity's Library said...

Sorry to hear you are sick. I hope you get well soon. Ethan Frome is one of my favorite books of all time. I have read it atleast a half dozen times. Enjoy!

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llevinso said...

@Stephanie, how cool that you teach Frome! You'll have to grade my review then whenever I get around to reading it :)

@Books and Teresa, thanks! I am starting to feel a bit better I think. The cough meds the doc prescribed I think are working well. Fingers crossed.

@Serendipity, happy to hear good things about Frome :)

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

I hope you get well soon. I recently finished reading Ethan Frome, and I absolutely loved it. I'm now looking forward to reading Wharton's longer work. :)