Tuesday, April 1, 2008

first impressions

You see a book, pick it up, but what makes you take it home? Is it the title? The blurb on the back cover? The first line of the story?

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six.

never have your dog stuffed by Alan Alda


the humble improve...

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill


She disappeared into a crack in the earth.

Dead Time by Stephen White


Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it.

life on the refrigerator door by Alice Kuipers


I told my first stories to 150 white leghorns in a dark chicken-house when I was six years old.

Mason Jars in the Flood by Gary Carden


Laugh and cry along with Holly, four and a half hankies out of five.

P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern


A sampling of the books read lately or waiting to be read, stacked on the nightstand or by the couch, fillers of time for this period of in-between winter and spring.

6 comments:

June said...

Your alternative titles really had me in chuckles!

Susan said...

June, those are not mine, but actual quotes from the books!

Anonymous said...

Although my fallback genres are murder mysteries and espionage, I am an eclectic reader with no set formula for choosing a book.

I love recommendations from people ... including you. I can't wait to hear your take on these; they all seem like books I would choose if I could stand to spend any amount of time in (very noisy!) libraries these days.

Did you like Alan Alda's other book you read?

Mimi said...

What a neat post! Have you read any of the books? I love to read.

Mimi

Screen Door said...

What did you think of the starbucks book? Is it worth me reading?

andsewitis Holly said...

Interesting titles. I might have to read some of these.