fast reads

“When Did I Get Like This?” book reading by Amy Wilson at Brookline Booksmith May 12

Amy Wilson, creator of the one woman show,  Mother Load (directed by Julie Kramer)  and contributing editor to Parenting magazine, wrote a funny, funny book. She is in Boston and reading from it at The Brookline Booksmith tomorrow night at 7 pm. Her blog, motherload: the blog is funny, insightful and I know you will like it. when did i get like this amy wilson at capability mom blog

My Life is Average – So funny!

This is funny and great time waster. http://mylifeisaverage.com/  This was given to me by a teen I know :-)

  From the site:

MyLifeIsAverage

Life is pretty normal today. MyLifeIsAverage is a place to share your everyday mediocrity. It is a place to post the mundane things in your life, and read about what makes life normal for other people.

We believe that for every fail story, or good story, there are about a million normal stories. So tell the world what makes your life average. Anyone can submit a story, because everyone’s lives are unexciting and insignificant at some time or another.

Why Register?

No one cares. It would let you comment on submissions, but really, does anyone need or want to read your literary flatulence?

Is your life awesome?

If it is, go away. We don’t want you here. Check out MyLifeIsG, you lucky jerk. I hope you step on a painful rock while walking barefoot. But not too painful of a rock.

Young Adult Books

Just got a bag of books from fellow mommy blogger and am tearing through them. Why do I love YA fiction? the conflict? the readability? they are like harlequin romance novels – but with better writing and life lessons. You can easily read one a day and the writing is wonderful. Mitali Perkins, Sharon Creech, Kate DiCamillo. Love these.

Recently read: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Heartbeat by Sharon Creech, getting near to baby, by Audrey Couloumbis and Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg and Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins.

I had loved The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a young reader – just discovered The View from Saturday. Amazing, wonderful book!

Will post about all later.

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