This book:

Oh, my goodness. This is what I did all weekend.

I don’t even know what to say about this book besides AWESOME. Of course, that’s just my personal opinion. I found it super witty, emotional, intriguing, and all those meaningless words people use to describe good books. It’s about a teen boy’s experiences growing up in the South in the 70s, but it touches on much larger, very real issues like racism, religion, love and sexuality. I laughed constantly, and I don’t know how many times I told Brian this book should be made into a movie. I really just loved everything about it except that it ended.

I am not what I would call an avid reader by any means, so when people start talking about authors they just love, I back out of that conversation. However, I am beginning to unintentionally create that very list of authors in my head. Mark Childress will be on it; I can tell.

Friday, I went to the bookstore, and I left with 3 books, all of which I’d never heard of before. I will talk about the others later. I tried to start one of the other two, but it’s just not what I expected, and the other will be started very soon because I’ve read another of her books, and I loved it, too, so I have high hopes for that one.

GOOD THING: 4 day work week!
BAD THING: lake plans have been thwarted

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