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Good books and a TV show.

by Rebecca on 2009-11-15

Iʼve been reading a lot more books now that Iʼm home all day with Emily. Some are good, and a handful are not.

  1. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz. Funny stories about an American adapting to life in Paris and a smattering of tasty recipes, too.
  2. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. A bittersweet book about the American internment of Japanese citizens during World War II. I just found this one on a shelf in the library, and it turned out to be really good.
  3. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. This entire series has completely captured my imagination. I just canʼt get over how cleverly he works myths and historical figures from all cultures into this series. (Thanks for the heads up, Lorraine.) The writing is really good, too, so adults wonʼt get bored reading a kids book.

And the TV show that Iʼm recently obsessed with is BBCʼs Robin Hood. My friend Melissa tipped me off about this one, so we got it from the library and are hooked. Itʼs so exciting! The bad guys are really, really rotten, and the good guys always beat them in the end, in the most clever ways. I think Robin is foxy, and William thinks Marian is foxy. Everyone wins. I canʼt wait for Season 3 to come out on DVD.

And Iʼm always looking for something new to read. (Except if you suggest Twilight to me as a “good read,” I might judge you.)