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The Slacker Mom Has Been Reading Again


The Slacker Mom Has Been Reading Again
I took sort of a mini-vacation this week. Where did I go? Well, nowhere. But I did read 2 books and my house is a wreck — the boys and man have been fed and are wearing clean clothes, however, so don’t assume the worst. First, I read Grace, Eventually, by Anne Lamott. This is the first book that I’ve read by her. I think that I’ll definitely check out some of her other ones, now. Then, I read Atonement, by Ian McEwan. Mainly, I read this because one of my friends recommended it to me when I asked her about it. And, the reason I asked her about it is that the movie based on the book is coming out sometime this fall. If it gets decent ratings, I’ll probably go see it. Finally, I’ve just started Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins. This is supposedly the definitive British detective/mystery novel. But, I won’t be speed reading it because I’ll be trying to figure it out, also, I’ve got some stuff to straighten up around here.

So, that’s where I’ve been. On another note, Jon just acquired a free way COOL chair that I’ll be reupholstering really soon and I promise, promise that I’m going to blog my progress step-by-step. It might be complicated — so that might be interesting.


  1. Annie, you are so cool. I want to be like you when I grow up (or in about 3 years, I guess). Seriously, I wish I was as laid back and talented as you. I think I may try the Grace book, if I ever start reading anything again.

  2. You are very kind, Jessie. See, I always read your blog posts, and especially lately about the foster placement, etc., think that maybe I’ll be like you someday and have my act together. Your emotional intelligence is like at the genius level — seriously.

  3. Moonstone is a great book. Happy reading!

  4. so i will settle for being even slightly like either one of y’all! but i do want to hear you elaborate about these books sometime. maybe before my next Sunday morning Barnes and Noble run!

  5. Wilkie Collins is one of my favorite writers. I have read many of his books–I have a few left to read.

    You MUST read The Woman in White. It is better than Moonstone by far, but that is my HO. Armadale is great, so is Man and Wife, Basil, etc. Gotta keep reading that guy. He is awesome.

  6. I agree with Rachel, The Woman in White is where it’s at…And, how did you like Atonement? I liked it in a tragic, so sad I lost my appetite sort of way…hmmm, why wouldn’t everyone want to read a book like that?!

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