Posts Tagged ‘books’

i love to read! – blog contest psa

May 6, 2008

The lovely blog One Scheme of Happiness is having a really cool blog contest!  She has lots of great prizes, including a lovely necklace from pookeh (Sandra at I May Be Knitting A Ranch House) and some Brooklyn Handspun yarn.  To enter, you get to talk about your favorite books!  Which, if you are anything like me, is a very exciting prospect.  Go enter!  I want some more summer reading suggestions myself, so I’m totally keeping my eye on this one.

What books did I suggest?  Three recent reads which – now that I think about it – were all last-minute impulse check-outs at the library that totally delighted me.  I seem to have good library instincts!  Here they are:

Loving Frank by Nancy Moran – historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright.  As I noted in my comment, I’m not a regular romance-y reader, but this book was so much more than that.  Swedish feminism, architecture, Oak Park, travel…just read it.

The Sister:  A Novel of Emily Dickinson by Paola Kaufmann – Ok, I love Emily Dickinson.  Not just because she has my same name and ALSO I’m very aware of how trite it is to say that I love Emily Dickinson.  Whatever.  This book is also historical fiction, about Emily Dickinson’s sister.  It is so compelling, and now I really want to find some violet pencils.  Ahem.

Smart Girls Like Me by Diane Vadino – I guess this could sort of fall under historical fiction?  Because it’s about a woman in New York right before the big Y2K crap?  Ok, that’s a stretch.  The girl in this book is really neurotic, but I loved her.

Good luck everyone!