Friday, November 13, 2009

Books and a Big (and Little) Red Dog

(Oh Blogger! Still with the html? Okay, let's try this anyway...)

Okay, Books!! Micah and I like to discuss books here on the blog, so we'll start with my picks.

First, Waiter Rant.

I LOVED this book. It made me laugh out loud throughout. I don't know if you'd have to be in the "industry" to really appreciate it, but it's not just restaurant tales. It's also the story of the writer's life and how he came to find himself working at a restaurant. And, I highly recommend you read it, or at least read Appendix A, if you have never worked in a service job. :)

And, if you're looking for a good series - look no further. Have I mentioned Mortal Instruments before? Oh well, if I have, I'll do it again.

It's not for everyone, but if you liked Twilight, you might like this one too. I loved it and am planning on reading it again. I should mention that I am a voracious reader. I read anything and everything - not just young adult fiction. :) But, that seems to be what I like these days (???) so there you are.

Okay, on to Micah's picks! He is really getting into books these days. He always loved storytime, but he would not sit still for the longer books - you know, with lots of words. Finally I achieved a longer book by getting him this classic story...

Of course it is about trains. But, it's a very sweet story and he adores it.

And, another one of his favorites right now is a book we received as a gift for his baptism last Spring. It is a very sweet book and has that lyrical quality that helps Micah relax before bedtime. I love reading this one.

So, there you have our picks for today. And, because you know I like pictures, recently we went to the bookstore to see Clifford the Big Red Dog! Micah was lucky enough to get some handmedown Clifford jammies this summer and you know he had to wear them last night. He was the cutest thing I've ever seen in his Clifford jams...

(I am now crossing my fingers and hoping all this html blargle becomes a real post when I hit publish...)


  1. Did you try clicking on compose in the top right corner...beside edit html? I somehow clicked on both of those and it fixed mine to where I could see what I was posting. Just a thought and thanks for the book recommendations! I always like what you have recommended!!!

  2. I love Twilight also so I thought I would suggest to you Evermore and Blue Moon The Immortals by Alyson Noel. At first I thought great- copy cat books but they are different and a good read. You can get them at Costco for super cheap too-right next to the Twilight books! My son loves trains too and he loves the book chugga chugga choo choo so maybe Micah would too! Thanks for your blog I always enjoy your posts!

  3. He IS the cutest Clifford ever! Thanks you for hooking me up with Edward yesterday...made my day! And will def add that series to my book list...I too like a good youngster easy to fall into series every now and then. :)