Suggested Reading Material

By now I should have posted a September Book Update, but guess what?

I only read one book. And I already wrote about it so no need to beat a dead horse.

Loserville – Population: 1.

But. BUT! I am currently reading a very fun book: Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn. Have you read this? It is so much better than it’s cover. The cover is not AT ALL how I am imagining everything. I hate when that happens.

Anyway, it is taking me so long to read because I am doing that thing where I am only making time to read right when I get into bed at night, and that is never a productive idea to begin with because I have a special quasi-narcoleptic talent of being able to fall sleep basically the second my head even comes into the same room as my pillow. And as I mentioned yesterday, stopping caffeine isn’t exactly doing me any favors. I guess what I’m saying is I’m reading it about 5 pages at a time, but holy hell each night those 5 pages are so enjoyable!

It’s a bit of a satire about motherhood, celebrity and wealth in Park Slope, which I’m always sort of curious about because I read too much US Weekly. Here’s a thought, maybe I should put down the US Weekly and then I’d get more reading done, eh? That’s probably not going to happen. But anyway — Park Slope is sort of fascinating to me in the way that Los Angeles was fascinating to me as a Northern Californian when I lived there. And so is Amy Sohn. She’s one of those people I always catch myself reading about and thinking “Hmmm…I should check out one of her books.” So I finally did after reading this crazy piece on The Awl this summer.


Crazy article aside, so far this book is just the fun, trashy little novel that I think I need to get my reading groove back. that and (next up) the new Jonathan Tropper and I think I’ll be good to go!

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6 comments to Suggested Reading Material

  • K
    October 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

    OH! I read this book when it first came out and LOVED IT. I found the characters super interesting.

  • TenaciousCleo
    October 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

    OMG, Park Slope is the most annoying place in the entire world! We have dear friends who live there and everytime they come back to Chicago to visit (you know, our backwater hillbilly town that’s the third largest city in the US), they tell us all about what we are missing. And when we hear about it and what it costs, I just shake my head and think “silly New Yorkers.” BUT BUT BUT, I have heard wonderful things about this book and fully intend to read it!

    • Holly
      October 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      It seems SO annoying, which is why I love reading about it. I don’t know, I hate read about Park Slope I guess LOL. You will probably love this then, and at the rate you read books, it will probably be quick and easy! (PS — THE INTERNET NEEDS A BLOG POST FROM YOU, LADY!) :)

      • TenaciousCleo
        October 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

        I know!!!! I’ve been so bad about blog posting and there is NO excuse. I mean, yes, I got a new job that doesn’t have me working from home (big adjustment) and the hours are a lot longer, BUT….I have this whole weekend off and am actually really committed to doing a post this weekend. And I just need to get into the groove of being better about it. I honestly do NOT know how you do it!

  • Megan
    October 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Omg I loved that book! She wrote Motherland too which follows some of the same characters it’s not quite as good but it’s really interesting to see where the characters end up.





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