Monday, January 5, 2009
I Should Have Gone Out
A couple of times a year my local library has a used book sale. Books are usually under two dollars, and often times only cost a dollar. For the past few years I've gone and bought books during each sale. Proceeds of the sale go back to the library. In December I decided to pull all the books out of my shelves and bring them next to my bedside table (where the to be read pile lives). To my surprise the pile was probably three feet tall. One of my goals is to work through this pile this year.
With that in mind I just finished Girls' Night In edited by Lauren Henderson, Chris Manby and Sarah Mlynowski. Original sales of this book are supposed to benefit War Child.
My overall rating of this book is "meh." I will admit I have a bit of a weakness for "chic lit," and so I knew what I was getting into. However, story after story of this got a little old after awhile. There were certainly a few stories I enjoyed, but I think it was just too much after awhile.
I hate to begin a year of reading with a lackluster book, but I think it was perfect for the holiday season. I didn't have to really commit to a long story, I could just read a quick story before bed.